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Pair of Empire Three-tier Ormolu Etageres

Auction:
2835B
Lot:
361
Sold for:
$7,995$6,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2835B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 18, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Pierre-Philippe Thomire, Paris, London

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