Monday, April 16, 2007

IMPORTANT EUROPEAN FURNITURE,WORKS OF ART,CERAMICS & CARPETS



Sale Title
IMPORTANT EUROPEAN FURNITURE,WORKS OF ART,CERAMICS & CARPETS

Location
New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale Date Apr 20, 2007

Lot Number 0163      -     Sale Number 1842

Creator
SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY

Lot Title
AN ITALIAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE AND ALABASTRO FIORITO BUST OF A FAUN

Estimate 100,000 - 150,000  U.S. dollars

Saleroom Notice
The first line should read 'FAUN' not 'FAWN'. Pre-lot Text PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 150-203)

Lot Description
AN ITALIAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE AND ALABASTRO FIORITO BUST OF A FAUN
SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY, Depicted facing slightly to dexter, with a cloak knotted over his left shoulder, on a later black marble socle
16 in. (41 cm.) high, 20¾ in. (53 cm.) overall (2)

IMPORTANT EUROPEAN FURNITURE,WORKS OF ART,CERAMICS & CARPETS



Sale Title
IMPORTANT EUROPEAN FURNITURE,WORKS OF ART,CERAMICS & CARPETS
 
Location
New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale Date Apr 20, 2007

Lot Number 0132        -         Sale Number 1842

Creator
EACH SIGNED 'RABIAT ZE' TWICE AND 'RABIAT R' TWICE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Lot Title
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 U.S. dollars

Lot Description
A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA EACH SIGNED 'RABIAT ZE' TWICE AND 'RABIAT R' TWICE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each with one winged central candlearm with entwined serpents surrounded by four tapering fluted candlearms with acanthus leaves, on a verde antico base with anthemian and putti, female figures probably originally with wings
31 in. (79 cm.) high (2)

Lot Notes
Claude-François Rabiat (d. 1815), was apprenticed to Etienne Vignerelle in 1769 and established as maître in 1778. Established at 41, rue Beaubourg, he had a thriving business and regularly provided a variety of clocks and candelabra to other accomplished bronziers and horlogers including Thomire, Feuchère and Claude Galle. An example of this practice is firmly established through a documented pair of candelabra delivered on 23 December 1809 by the bronzier Claude Galle for the Boudoir of the Petit Trianon at Versailles illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Grand Trianon, p. 35, and H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergöldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Band II, p. 705, fig. 21. Further information on Rabiat can be found in D. Ledoux-Lebard, 'Rabiat', L'Estampille/L'Objet d'Art, April 1991, p. 91.


SALE AM1019 - Fine European Furniture and Clocks


SESSION 2 | 16 Apr 07 2:00 PM
LOT 277

A PAIR OF PORCELAIN BLUE-GROUND VASES, PARIS, EMPIRE, CIRCA 1820

6,000—8,000 EUR


MEASUREMENTS
height 42.8cm.

DESCRIPTION
of crater form, each painted with a titled cameau profile portrait of either Cesar or Auguste, against a tooled panel decorated with stiff-leaves and paterae, the reverse with circular panels decorated with trophy vignettes, restored (2)

Quantity: 2