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Lot 13 - A large rectangular chest of drawers in wood and mahogany veneer. It opens onto three rows of five drawers with oak inlays, three of which are in the entablature and two with concealed crossbars in the central body. The uprights are straight, fluted and grooved. They stand on tapered legs with twisted flutes. It is adorned with rich ormolu and chased bronze fittings, including friezes of foliate scrolls, rosettes, frames with rows of pearls, darts and rais de cœur, cartouche escutcheons, macaron pull rings and foliate sabots. Grey-veined white marble top. Stamped: (on the bases of the jambs) J. DAUTRICHE- Jacques Van Oostenrick dit Dautriche. Cited as Master in 1765 and M.C. CRAMER - Mathieu - Guillaume CRAMER . Appointed master in 1771. Sworn hallmark: (on the bases of the uprights). Paris. Louis XVI period, circa 1775. H_93,5 cm W_132 cm D_64 cm Restoration. This commode presents a perfectly balanced architecture enhanced by its mahogany panels embellished with finely chased and gilded bronze trim. It is the result of a collaboration between the designer Jacques D'Autriche and Mathieu-Guillaume Cramer, who marketed it. A few years after completing his master's degree, Cramer set up shop on rue du Bac as a cabinetmaker. He employed Jacques D'Autriche, whose name appears in the list of his creditors for "supplies delivered". Jacques Dautriche's production is represented by furniture of the highest quality, which falls into two periods. While the first period featured furniture in marquetry, the second, known as neoclassical and in vogue from the early 1760s, was characterized by the use of mahogany wood. Comte François de Salverte, in his work on 18th-century cabinetmakers, mentions a comparable chest of drawers in the collection of Baron de Beurnonville, described as "a chest of drawers of this type resting on oblique fluted legs and trimmed with bronzes in the manner of Thomire", and a similar secretary, adorned with an attractive post frieze, in the collection of Madame Becq de Fouquières. Fig. 1 Sale in Paris, June 1936. Jean Nicolay, pages 128, figure B Fig. 2 Thierry de Maigret sale October 22, 2014 Paris Drout Room 1 Lot 9 Collection of a great connoisseur

Estim. 8 000 - 12 000 EUR

Lot 101 - Rare "winged women" sconce console in carved, molded and gilded oak. It features an extensive décor of foliage scrolls, fleurons, garlands of flowers and clasps. The front of the belt is adorned with a medallion depicting the Sun King. It rests on two cambered uprights, sculpted with winged women and joined by a brace adorned with a fire pot. Sarrancolin marble top with triple molding. Paris. Circa 1725 - 1730. H_84 cm W_157.5 cm D_63.5 cm Later fire pot. Reinforced marble. The sculptor who created our console was mainly inspired by the drawings of Pierre Le Pautre (1659-1744), but also by those of Nicolas Pineau (1684-1754). This dual influence is the result of the evolution of a model whose origins can be traced back to the late 17th century, and which has never ceased to be interpreted by 18th-century ornamentalists. At the end of the 17th century, Pierre Le Pautre published the "Livre de Tables qui sont dans les Appartements du Roy sur lesquelles sont posés les Bijoux du Cabinet des Médailles". These tables had apparently been designed by Jean 1er Bérain in 1681. In this collection, Le Pautre reproduces a table made for Louis XIV, also resting on a pedestal with a figure in terms, whose volute shape is more modern and similar to our console (fig.1, fig.2). A few decades later, the famous ornamentalist Nicolas Pineau, who could not have been unaware of Le Pautre's collection, produced two designs for winged term tables in the emerging Rocaille style (fig.3, fig.4). These two series of studies illustrate the dual influence that probably inspired the sculptor of our console table, combining elements from Le Pautre's publications (winged women in terms, medallions, vases) with those from Pineau's collections (more accentuated curves, garlands of flowers).

Estim. 10 000 - 15 000 EUR