Pair of Empire Three-tier Ormolu Etageres
- Sold for:
- European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2835B
- Date / Time :
- July 18, 2015 10:00AM
Pair of Empire Three-tier Ormolu Etageres, Paris, early 19th century, in the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843), one with three graduated cut glass dishes, each with wreath-form finial and circular base with three winged putti joined by pendant garlands, on three paw feet, unsigned, ht. 23 1/2 in.
Provenance: Property of a Boston Area Philanthropist. See Lot 359 for additional information.
N.B. Examples of similar winged putti have appeared on a number of Thomire's pieces, including a pair of tazze sold at Christie's London, Sale 5706, September 20, 2012, Lot 108, and a pair of etageres at Christie's London, Sale 1585, April 16, 2014, Lot 83.
Glass dishes missing to one etagere. Same etagere with figures loose to base. No guarantee that the other glass dishes are original to the piece. Age typical patination, abrasions.
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