jeudi 9 janvier 2014

• A gilt-bronze-mounted brass and tortoiseshell inlaid contre-partie boulle marquetry and ebony veneered secrétaire à abattant by Etienne Levasseur, the lower section by André-Charles Boulle, Louis XIV, circa 1710, transformed circa 1770-75 by Etienne Levasseur; 139cm high, 137.5cm wide, 54cm deep;4ft. 6¾in., 4ft. 6in., 1ft. 9¼in. Sold £881,250 against an estimate of  £600,000/£1,000,000.
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A gilt-bronze-mounted brass and tortoiseshell inlaid contre-partie boulle marquetry and ebony veneered secrétaire à abattant by Etienne Levasseur, the lower section by André-Charles Boulle, Louis XIV, circa 1710, transformed circa 1770-75 by Etienne Levasseur. Sold £881,250 to a private collector. photo Sotheby's.
• 'Le panier de pensées'. A gold and pietra dura snuff box, Johann Christian Neuber, Dresden, circa 1770-1775; width 9cm ; 3 1/2 in, in 19th century leather case. Sold £825,250 against an estimate of  £250,000/£350,000.

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