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One Collection, Three Preemptions

Result EUR194,275
Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 20 January 2023 - 14:00 (CET) - Salle 5-6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

The Paul-Dupuy and Fabre Museums and the Château de Fontainebleau made the most of this top-quality, period collection.

Jacques-Philippe Le Sueur (1757-1830), c. 1798-1800, Consulate period, "Aux quatre... One Collection, Three Preemptions

Jacques-Philippe Le Sueur (1757-1830), c. 1798-1800, Consulate period, "Aux quatre muses des heures" clock in white marble, polychrome enameled metal sphere, quarter striking movement signed "Le Paute horloger du Roy à Paris 1790", signature of Le Sueur, of doubtful origin, on the marble, h. 153 cm/60 in, diam. 65 cm/25.6 in, on a malachite veneered column, 19th century gilt bronze mount, h. 93 cm/36.6 in.
Result: €194,275.

The contents of private mansions in Avenue Foch in Paris are similar but all very different! This one, for which the press revealed the name of the former owner as Teodorín Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (the former president of Equatorial Guinea), represented a century of the finest French creation from the final splendors of the Louis XIV era to the golden hours of the Consulate—a short period,…
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Friday 20 January 2023 - 14:00 (CET) - Live
Salle 5-6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009 Paris
Kahn & Associés , Kahn & Associés
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