22 May 2008
Jean-Guillaume Moitte (Paris 1746-1810)
Three designs for elaborate friezes
black lead, pen and grey ink, grey wash
3 7/8 x 24¾ in. (9.7 x 62.7 cm.) and smaller (3)
Henri Auguste, until 1810.
J.B.C. Odiot, his studio stamp (1) and (2).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A design for a horizontal frieze similar to one in this lot is in the Courtauld Institute (Witt Collection no. 4737).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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