20 October 2006
A DERBY (DUESBURY & KEAN) PART BREAKFAST, TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
Circa 1800, iron-red crown, crossed batons and D marks, various iron-red numbers
Painted in shades of puce and gilt with a wide band of foliate scrolls within gilt line and a further band of stylized leaf tips, comprising:
A teapot, cover and stand, 11in. (29.8cm.) wide, the teapot; 7 5/8in. (19.3cm.) wide, the oval stand
A cream-jug, 6in. (15.8cm.) wide
A sugar-bowl and cover, 6in. (17cm.) wide overall
Two saucer dishes, 8in (21.5cm.) diam.
Six small plates, 6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) diam.
Four breakfast cups and saucers, 6in. (16.5cm.) diam., the saucer
Five teacups and saucers, 5in. (14cm.) diam.
Eight coffee-cups and four saucers, 5in. (13.3cm.) diam., the saucer (44)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The furniture of the French painter combines ‘creativity with perfection of execution, rigour with imagination’
A rediscovered masterpiece by André-Charles Boulle, the ‘most skilful craftsman of his profession’ under Louis XIV
Using lots from our upcoming Collector sales, the Italian writer and Vogue stylist designs a series of vignettes in London’s most spectacular conservatory
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
The jeweller Frédéric Boucheron opened his first shop in the arcades of the Palais Royal, Paris; more than 160 years later, the maison he founded is a world leader
The emergence of lyrical abstraction in postwar France, iIllustrated with key works by Georges Mathieu, Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun