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IMPORTANT COMMODE INLAID LOUIS XVI MODEL OF RIESENER (1734-1806) With central projection and curved sides, opening in front of two large drawers without crossbar and three drawers in the belt. Mounts with cut sides. In marquetry of wood veneer with rhombuses and flowers and a central composition with fruits and a flowery vase. Very high quality of chasing and gilding. Rich ornamentation in gilded bronze composed of framing nets, plant friezes and hooves. Purplish marble top. 19th century period H : 91 x W : 171 x D : 63 cm Restorations of use and maintenance Jean-Henri Riesener, French cabinetmaker of German origin (born in 1734 in Gladbeck, Westphalia, and died in Paris in 1806). He was awarded the title of Master in 1768, and in 1774 he was appointed "ordinary cabinetmaker to the king". From 1769 to 1784, he supplied the court and the royal family - in particular Queen Marie-Antoinette of Austria - with sumptuous furniture in the neo-classical style. He is considered one of the best representatives of the Transitional style and in 1769 he completed the famous Louis XV cylinder secretary, or "King's desk", begun by Oeben nine years earlier. This chest of drawers is of a similar model to the "Concordat" chest of drawers made for Louis XVI. This remarkable piece escaped the throes of the Revolution and was reinstated in the furniture of the Château de Fontainebleau in 1804 to furnish the room of Pope Pius VII, who was staying there on the occasion of Napoleon's coronation.

Estim. 20,000 - 25,000 EUR

Part of a living room including three armchairs and six chairs with a Queen's back, in beech wood finely molded and white relacquered. The legs are fluted and topped with dice carved with rosettes. Stamped J.B. BOULARD, fire marks of the Garde-Meuble of the Count of Artois and of the Pavillon de Bagatelle. Louis XVI period, circa 1778. Upholstery of blue and pink velvet. (One chair leg cracked). (Two chairs with reinforcing brackets). Armchair : 85 x 57 x 58 cm. Chair : 84 x 50 x 49 cm. Jean-Baptiste BOULARD was received as master carpenter in Paris on November 5, 1755. According to the research of Mr. Christian Baulez, then of Mr. Laurent Condamy, Georges Jacob was not the only one to provide carpentry furniture to Bagatelle. A document from the Archives Nationales (A.N., R1 321) mentions: "The Memorandum of the works of carpentry furniture that I made and supplied for the Service of the Furniture Guard of Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois for the pavilion of Bagatelle under the direction of Mr. Jubault, General Guard of the furniture of the prince, by Boulard master carpenter in Paris, begun in February 1778". Little known at the time by the administration of the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, it is plausible to imagine a co-contracting relationship with Georges Jacob. Among the deliveries made by Boulard to Bagatelle, several of them correspond to the set that we are presenting. First of all, the carpentry furniture delivered for the bedroom of the Count of Artois, including two armchairs and four chairs "also similar". It is described as follows: "of a square shape to be squared, curved on the plan, the feet carrying their console to ressoque (ressaut?) are with square sheath grooved at the circumference with candles in the grooves, decorated with a double moulding which are two bands and rods and a flat bottom and rosettes in the boxes, the armrests at the foot of back in the shape of, candles in the grooves of the consoles, at a rate of 36 pounds each, makes 72 pounds ". For two Governor's lodgings this time, Boulard provides six armchairs and twelve chairs. The precise descriptions that are given do not allow us to distinguish the model delivered for the one in the prince's room from the one placed in the Governor's quarters. The invoice is identical, amounting to 36 livres per armchair; it differs, however, for the chairs, which were invoiced at 36 livres each for those in the room designed by Bélanger, but at 30 livres for those destined for the Prince of Hénin, Governor of Bagatelle. The set we present may therefore be from different apartments of the Pavillon de Bagatelle. Bibliography : -CONDAMY, Laurent, Jean Baptiste Boulard, menuisier du Roi, éditions Faton, Dijon, 2008. Expert : MB ART EXPERTISES - Morgan BLAISE 06 78 62 87 55 - The withdrawal of the lots will be done by appointment only on Wednesday July 13, 2022 in Paris XVIth (Metro Ranelagh) [The exact address will be communicated to you after full payment of the slip, when you make the appointment].

Estim. 8,000 - 12,000 EUR

71. LOUIS VUITTON (70, CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES) Small suitcase in orange vuittonite, marked "X" and numbered 1, with the colors of the owner. Lock with dust cover. Label numbered 754732. Natural leather handle. Signed. (Missing the key). 17 x 34,5 x 59 cm. Special trunk for the Croisière Noire Citroën, Paris-Tombouctou, circa 1924. Champs Elysées n°754786 - 754718 circa 1924 Black Cruise Edition "In France, the year 1924 (...) of the Croisière Noire, which the glory of the manufacturer André Citroën. Departure October 28, 1924 from Colomb-Béchar in Algeria, on the the Sahara, the Croisière noire travelled 20,000 kilometers until its arrival 20,000 kilometers until its arrival on June 26, 1925 in Tananarive, Madagascar, after 235 days, not without without having traced a new route through Central Africa Central Africa. In private life, Mr. and Mrs. Citroën are loyal customers of Louis Vuitton. In 1923, a a comfortable order for a series of luggage luggage ranging from an aero trunk to a lunch case, informs about a project of the couple to take part to personally take part in the Black Cruise after the the frustration of the aborted inaugural voyage of the trans-Saharan line. At the same time, this same year year, at the express request of André Citroën, the Vuitton began designing and preparing the trunks and preparation of trunks and cases of all kinds intended for for the raid and, because of their exceptional nature, were special orders. (...) Gaston Louis-Vuitton raises and worries about several crucial points: "Cars III and VIII do not have an individual pharmacy. Should they be provided in the same place as the other cars? same location as the other cars?" Or or "The AV BVI CVIIII cars are indicated with two toilet bags Is this not a mistake? Another request was made: "Cars I and II of Mr Haardt & Mr Audouin-Dubreuil are provided with toilet bags that should contain contain: three large bottles, four small ones. What capacities? Should these bottles be made of crystal or metal metal - aluminum, melchior or silver? This is followed by questions about keys. In particular for chests containing medicines and poisons. and poisons. On September 10, 1924, Georges-Marie Haardt, sends to the House Vuitton the complete list of what his toilet suitcase should contain. A of bottles with caps and stilligoutte and containing hair and eye lotions, cologne, etc. cologne, etc.; a tooth glass, a shaving bowl, clothes brushes brushes for clothes, hair, nails, manicure accessories, a small accessories, a small pharmacy including tubes of quinine of quinine tablets, aspirin, etc.; splinter forceps. splinter forceps. And to imagine the meticulous care that to draw up lists of everything that will be taken aboard the eight that would be taken on board the eight autochenilles and the the ingenuity that Vuitton had to develop so that this severely exhaustive exhaustive inventory could be accommodated in the 150 or so the 150 or so trunks delivered to Citroën. Trunks covered with a coated canvas of a different color, each vehicle having been assigned a specific color color: red, yellow, and containing cots, work tables work tables, folding seats, spare clothes, toiletries toiletries, various accessories, tools, dishes, medicines, drinking water, ... but also boxes for boots but also boxes for boots, trunks-lavabos, boxes containing containing rifle and revolver cartridges, etc.". Bibliography: "Louis Vuitton -100 Trunks of Legend" published by Editions de la Martinière.

Estim. 800 - 1,000 EUR