These unique pieces of furniture and decorative arts illustrate a know-how dating back from Louis XIV craftsmanship of which has put France on the world stage of excellence and luxury.
Among these masters pieces, top lots include:
Adam Weisweiler’s console table –It could possibly be one of the last pieces royally commissioned by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, and it surely had not yet been delivered as the king and queen had already been arrested..
The collection includes also one of the most important array of Sèvres porcelain.
A pair of large Lagrenée vases, probably proposed at the end of the 18th century to King Charles IV of Spain and later sold to Alexander Hamilton, British Ambassador to Russia, as well as a Sèvres porcelain fond bleu agate-ground ‘vase chinois’ probably purchased by Louis XVI between 1775 and 1788.
It also includes an important Sèvres porcelain ‘beau bleu’ armorial and ornithological part dinner service, after the designs of Buffon.
Other royal provenance pièces include a Louis XVI giltwood furniture set from Fontainebleau, stamped by George Jacob, circa 1780-1785 | Mobilier de salon en bois sculpté et doré d'époque Louis XVI provenant du château de Fontainebleau, estampille de Georges Jacob, vers 1780-1785.