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Notable Sales - Decorative Arts

A Meissen Important Crinoline Figure with a Pug Dog. 

German, circa 1744
Modelled by J. J Kaendler (1706-1775) 

Hard paste porcelain
Height: 9.25 (23.5 cm),  
Width: 8.5 inches (21.5 cm)

Extremely rare and important set of twelve Chantilly Chinoiserie Knives in a fitted case

French, circa 1740

Soft paste porcelain. Knife: Length 8.75 in (22.2 cm) 
Figure: Height 3.75 inches (9.5 cm).
Box: 11.25 x 5.25 in (28.6 x 13.3 cm). Unmarked.

Queen Anne Rare Pair of Walnut Stools with 'Curling Brackets' and Oblong Needlework Covered Seats

circa 1710

Height 1ft 6 in; Width 1ft 10 in; Depth 1ft 5.5 in

The Marchault d'Arnouville Vases presented as a gift by Louis XV in December 1768

circa 1768

Height Centre vase with ormolu - 12 in (30.5 cm), Height Side vases with ormolu - 10.75 in (27.3 cm)

See Burlington Magazine, July 2010, The Chatsworth Vases, a gift from Louis XV in 1768 to Henry Léonard Jean-Baptiste Bertin, by Deborah Gage


Sèvres Londonderry Vase

French, 1813

Hard paste porcelain. Height 1.37m (54 in).
Ormolu mounts attributed to Pierre-Phillipe Thomire.
The vase bears the mark for the years 1813-1815 and the following
inscription in gold, 30 Mars B.T. Drovet 1813

Sold to: The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ludwigsburg Rare Plate (Monasteller) from Zodiac Series depicting Cancer

German, circa 1770

Hard paste porcelain. 
Diameter 9.6 inches (24.4 cm)


Rare James Dixon & Sons Electroplated Teapot Designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

Sold to: The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh


Piedmontese set of six rare rocco chairs
Italy, circa 1755-1760

Height: 3ft 4in (102 cm), Width: 21.5 in (54.61 cm), Depth: 17.5 in (44.45 cm)


Irish Neo-Classical Pair of Marquetry Harewood & Satinwood 18th Century Commodes

Attributed to William Moore, Dublin, circa 1785

The tops each inlaid with a fan shaped lunette banded with anthemions, the central field with foliage sprays tied with a ribbon, with an outer border of leaves. The frieze inlaid with swags and husks between vases and giant anthemions, above a door inlaid in the centre with an oval panel containing a ribbon tied foliate spray and surrounded by four large rosettes in the spandrels linked by trails of husks, flanked by stiles inlaid with anthemions and further panels, each with a tripod supporting vase and intertwined with sprays of foliage.

Width 51 in (130 cm), Height 35 in (88 cm), Depth 21 in (54 cm)
Sold to: Private Collection, New York

'Savage Garden', Flemish Tapestry

Oudenarde, circa 1580

150 in x 124 in (381 cm x 315 cm)

Sold to: Niigata Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan


Vienna (Du Paquier) Unique Rectangular Tobacco Table Box (Tabaks-dosen) with Hinged Lid &
Porcelain Tamper, together with a Tooled Leather Travelling Case

Austria, circa 1728-1730

Hard paste porcelain. Box: Height 3.35 in (8.5 cm), Length 6.75 in (17.2 cm), Width 5.5 in (14 cm)
Leather travelling case: Height 4.65 in (11.8 cm), Length 8 in (20.3 cm), Width 6.1 in (15.5 cm)

Sold to: The British American Tobacco Collection, London