Jan 25, 2024 10:00 EST

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints / English & Continental Decorative Arts

 
Lot 829
 

829

George III Black and Gilt-Japanned and Satinwood Secretaire Cabinet
First half 19th century

Estate / Collection: The Manolovici Collection

After a design by Thomas Sheraton, 1793, the galleried top mounted with corner finials above a conforming case fitted a spring-released frieze drawer over a fall front opening to a baize-lined writing surface and a line-inlaid satinwood interior with a prospect door centering short and long drawers, all over a spring-loaded frieze drawer, the whole flanked by serpentine sides with hinged drawers centering galleried shelves, on ring-turned legs joined by a concave-fronted galleried platform stretcher and ending in tapering feet.

Height 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm), width 36 in. (91.4 cm), depth 14 in. (35.5 cm)

Christie's, South Kensington, November 29, 1995, lot 181.

The design for the present lot is from Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, pl. XVI, for 'A Lady's Cabinet'.

Sold for $4,160
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: The Manolovici Collection

After a design by Thomas Sheraton, 1793, the galleried top mounted with corner finials above a conforming case fitted a spring-released frieze drawer over a fall front opening to a baize-lined writing surface and a line-inlaid satinwood interior with a prospect door centering short and long drawers, all over a spring-loaded frieze drawer, the whole flanked by serpentine sides with hinged drawers centering galleried shelves, on ring-turned legs joined by a concave-fronted galleried platform stretcher and ending in tapering feet.

Height 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm), width 36 in. (91.4 cm), depth 14 in. (35.5 cm)

Provenance:

Christie's, South Kensington, November 29, 1995, lot 181.

Notes:

The design for the present lot is from Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, pl. XVI, for 'A Lady's Cabinet'.

Overall good condition commensurate with age and use, now with later varnish over japanning, with craquelure, rubbing and losses, minor losses to arcaded gallery, repaired break to left front finial, age cracks to top behind gallery, fall front with age cracks and subsequent losses to japanning, interior with painted line decoration throughout, not line-inlaid, minor losses to arcaded galleried side shelves, losses to japanning of both drawers below, shrinkage cracks to galleried shelf between legs, scuffs to legs and feet.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and our Organization shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.

Auction: Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints / English & Continental Decorative Arts, Jan 25, 2024

  • Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on January 25, 2024

  • Comprising Lots 624 - 883 in the Sale

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NEW YORK, NY -- International competition drove strong results at Doyle's auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on January 25, 2024. The sale showcased a wide range of works including landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

Wojciech Kossak (1856-1942) was a member of a celebrated Polish family of artists who specialized in equestrian subjects and scenes from military history. The sale featured a remarkable work depicting an historic victory of the fabled German Black Hussars over a Russian artillery unit, probably during the Seven Years’ War. Competitive bidding drove this painting to $28,800, more than doubling its estimate.

François Boucher‘s paintings and drawings are prized for their idyllic evocations of the French rococo style. Achieving an exceptional $25,600 was a lovely chalk drawing of a lady holding a birdcage. It was clearly executed by an artist who knew Boucher's style intimately, probably a member of his immediate circle.


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