The Desmarais Collection: A pied-à-terre in New York

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Datum der Auktion: 30.04.2019

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A NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE

A NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE CIRCA 1810, LATER EMBELLISHED WITH GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS AND WITH CONSEQUENTIAL MODIFICATIONS With chalk inscription L33 and partial printed paper label STOTT'S ... 29 ½ in. (75 cm.) high, 43 ½ in. (110.5 cm.) wide, 20 ½ in. (52.5 cm

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS-INLAID EBONY AND MAHOGANY CABINETS

A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS-INLAID EBONY AND MAHOGANY CABINETS 20TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS Each with doors opening to shelves and two mahogany-lined drawers 58 in. (147 cm.) high, 32 ¾ in. (83 cm.) wide, 16 ¼ in. (41 cm.) deep Provenance Acquired from Mark Ransom

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINÉ, AMARANTH AND TULIPWOOD BONHEUR DU JOUR

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINÉ, AMARANTH AND TULIPWOOD BONHEUR DU JOUR BY MATHIEU-GUILLAUME CRAMER, CIRCA 1785 The galleried top veneered in the round with doors opening to shelves and mahogany-lined drawers flanking a long drawer, the base with a frieze drawer opening to an adjustable reading

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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Attributed to Marguerite Gérard (Grasse 1761-1837 Paris)

Attributed to Marguerite Gérard (Grasse 1761-1837 Paris) Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, with a letter signed 'Mlle / Gerard' (lower center) oil on panel 12 7/8 x 9 ½ in. (32.8 x 24.2 cm.) Provenance with Didier Aaron, Paris, 1999, from whom acquired by Paul Desmarais

Los #: 78

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE FIGURES

A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE FIGURES EARLY 19TH CENTURY, ORIGINALLY HOLDING DIFFERENT ELEMENTS Fortuna with a cornucopia, Chronos with a scythe, each figure later fitted with a flaming torch 32 in. (81.5 cm.) high, the larger Provenance Acquired from Steinitz, Paris, 1985

Los #: 86

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A FRENCH MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT

A FRENCH MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT 20TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS The rectangular top inset with tooled leather over three drawers, the right drawer fitted with a coffre fort 29 ½ in. (75 cm.) high, 63 ½ in. (161.5 cm.) wide, 31 ½ in. (80 cm.) deep Provenance Acquired from

Los #: 94

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY PEDESTALS

A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY PEDESTALS 20TH CENTURY 39 in. (99 cm.) high, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide, 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) deep Provenance Acquired from Aveline, Paris, 1989

Los #: 101

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LOUIS XVI SOLID MAHOGANY COMMODE

A LOUIS XVI SOLID MAHOGANY COMMODE CIRCA 1785 With white and grey veined marble top and fluted outset rounded corners flanking three drawers, later escutcheons 35 in. (89 cm.) high, 52 ¾ in. (134 cm.) wide, 25 ½ in. (65 cm.) deep Provenance Acquired from Steinitz, Paris, 1987 (with the matching

Los #: 104

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LOUIS XVI SOLID MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

A LOUIS XVI SOLID MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT CIRCA 1785 En suite with the previous lot, the fall front opening to drawers and pigeonholes over a later tooled leather writing surface, the cabinet doors opening to shelves, later pulls and escutcheons 58 ¼ in. (148 cm.) high, 45 ¼ in. (115 cm

Los #: 105

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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AN EMPIRE GILTWOOD, RED AND BRONZE-PAINTED APPLIED FOIL AND EMBOSSED PAPER...

AN EMPIRE GILTWOOD, RED AND BRONZE-PAINTED APPLIED FOIL AND EMBOSSED PAPER MILITARY TROPHY EARLY 19TH CENTURY Carved and applied in the round and on a later blue suede and giltwood plinth and glass case 19 ¼ in. (49.5 cm.) high, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide (the trophy); 23 ½ in. (60 cm.) high, overall

Los #: 106

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LATE LOUIS XV ACAJOU MOUCHETE TABLE A ECRIRE

A LATE LOUIS XV ACAJOU MOUCHETE TABLE A ECRIRE CIRCA 1765 The later top above a drawer with a hinged leather writing rest and a divided compartment over two long drawers the sides all paneled, bearing stamp LE FEBVRE A ANTIGNY A VERSAILLES 29 ½ in. (75 cm.) high, 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) wide, 15 ½ in

Los #: 107

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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AN EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED VERNIS MARTIN AND AMARANTH ARMOIRE

AN EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED VERNIS MARTIN AND AMARANTH ARMOIRE CIRCA 1730, THE DECORATION PROBABLY LARGELY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY ON AN EARLIER GROUND With a modern limewashed oak fitted interior, lacking backboards, the mounts associated and largely later 60 ¾ on. (154.5 cm.) high, 53 in. (135

Los #: 149

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CHAIRS

A SET OF FOUR GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CHAIRS CIRCA 1790 The square backs and rounded seats raised on fluted legs, the upholstery possibly original and decorated with flowers Provenance Almost certainly supplied to Anthony, 5th Earl of Newburgh (d. 1814), Slindon Hall, Arundel

Los #: 152

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD MIRROR

A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD MIRROR CIRCA 1775, ORIGINALLY A PICTURE FRAME 42 ½ in. (108 cm.) high, 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide Provenance Acquired from Bernard Steinitz, Paris, 1999

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF REGENCY STYLE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE LANTERNS

A PAIR OF REGENCY STYLE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE LANTERNS MODERN, SUPPLIED BY J.P. MOLYNEUX STUDIO Electrified 26 in. (66 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (32 cm.) diameter

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS JARDINIERE

A NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS JARDINIERE LATE 19TH CENTURY 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high, 20 ¾ in. (53 cm.) wide, 13 in. (33 cm.) deep

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD AND BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY TABOURETS

A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD AND BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY TABOURETS THE BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY PANELS EMPIRE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE FRAMES LATE 19TH CENTURY The tapestry panels each with a central roundel within anthemia and floral garlands, the frames with black painted M74A and M74B respectively, one with

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE TOLE-PEINTE WALL-LIGHTS

A PAIR OF EMPIRE TOLE-PEINTE WALL-LIGHTS CIRCA 1810, WITH TWO MATCHING LATER COPIES One body stamped 78 , electrified 19 ½ in. (50 cm.) high Provenance Acquired from Mallett, London

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE TOLE-PEINTE WALL-LIGHTS

A PAIR OF EMPIRE TOLE-PEINTE WALL-LIGHTS CIRCA 1810 One body stamped 78, electrified 22 in. (56 cm.) high

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED VEINED GREY HARDSTONE VASE

A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED VEINED GREY HARDSTONE VASE THE BRONZES ATTRIBUTED TO THE IMPERIAL BRONZE WORKSHOPS, ST. PETERSBURG, THE HARDSTONE ATTRIBUTED TO THE IMPERIAL STONECUTTING WORKSHOPS, POSSIBLY KOLYVAN OR EKATERINBURG, CIRCA 1810-30 The military helmet handles above a stippled vermicelli panel

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 100.000 $ - 200.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER

A LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, LAMP SHADES BY BLANCHE P. FIELD, SUPPLIED BY J.P. MOLYNEUX STUDIO Decorated with eagles and ram's heads with a central flaming urn, with silk shades, electrified 36 ½ in. (93 cm.) high, 29 ½ in. (75 cm.) diameter Provenance

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS CACHE-POTS

A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS CACHE-POTS 19TH CENTURY With floral swags between ram's head mounts 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm.) wide Provenance Acquired from Bernard Steinitz, Paris, 1985

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A FRENCH MAHOGANY BUFFET

A FRENCH MAHOGANY BUFFET 20TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS With a liver marble top above two doors opening to shelves 39 ¼ in. (100 cm.) high, 54 ¼ in. (138 cm.) wide, 22 ¾ in. (58 cm.) deep Provenance The Collection of Peter Zervudachi; Sotheby's, London, 10-11 June 1998, lot 331

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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AN AGRA CARPET

AN AGRA CARPET NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1900 The light blue-green field with an allover floral trellis within an ink blue floral vinery border Approximately 16 ft. 7 in. x 12 ft. 7 in. (505 cm. x 384 cm

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A SET OF TWENTY LATE LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

A SET OF TWENTY LATE LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS BY PIERRE-ELSE LANGLOIS AND JEAN-FRANCOIS LELEU, CIRCA 1790, THE FABRIC BY PRELLE, SUPPLIED BY J.P. MOLYNEUX STUDIO Comprising two armchairs and eighteen side chairs with silk and chenille upholstery, eighteen stamped P. E. LANGLOIS and five

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A REGENCY STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY DINING TABLE

A REGENCY STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY DINING TABLE MODERN, SUPPLIED BY J.P. MOLYNEUX STUDIO The circular top banded with a Greek key border, above a tripod base raised on paw feet 31 in. (79 cm.) high, 84 in. (213.5 cm.) diameter

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV MAHOGANY RAFRAICHISSOIRS

A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV MAHOGANY RAFRAICHISSOIRS BY JOSEPH GENGENBACH, DIT CANABAS, CIRCA 1775 Each shaped top with a white and grey veined marble panel and two lined circular wells flanked by oval niches, the reverse with a frieze drawer, stamped CANABAS JME 31 in. (79 cm.) high, 22 ¾ in. (58 cm

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A SEVRES PORCELAIN BLEU CELESTE 'OEIL DE PERDRIX' ORNITHOLOGICAL PART...

A SEVRES PORCELAIN BLEU CELESTE 'OEIL DE PERDRIX' ORNITHOLOGICAL PART DESSERT SERVICE CIRCA 1782-86, BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARKS, MOST ENCLOSING DATE LETTER EE, HH OR II, VARIOUS PAINTER'S MARKS, MOST WITH GILDER'S MARKS FOR VINCENT PERE, GIRARD, OR LA FRANCE Based on images found in The Natural

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 120.000 $ - 180.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND AMARANTH BUREAU PLAT

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND AMARANTH BUREAU PLAT BY NICOLAS PETIT, CIRCA 1775, LARGELY REMOUNTED With opposing sham drawers, the sides with pull-out rests, stamped N PETIT twice, the drawers originally with a central locking mechanism and with consequential alterations 28 ½ in. (73 cm

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019

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A SET OF FOUR BALTIC MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT TABOURETS

A SET OF FOUR BALTIC MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT TABOURETS SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY Each corner adorned with a half-sphere of giltwood 24 in. (61 cm.) high, 20 ¼ in. (51 cm.) wide, 16 in. (41 cm.) deep

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 30.04.2019