From the Living Room to the Bedroom: Cannes-Style Elegance

On 21 September 2021, by Philippe Dufour

The sale of the entire stock of furniture from a château in the Baie des Anges was dominated by a few major pieces.

Louis XVI period. A gilt bronze skeleton clock, dial on an enameled annulated plaque, signed "Leroy Horloger Palais Royal n°13 et 14", 47 x 27 x 11 cm/18.5 x 10.6 x 4.3 in.
Result: €8,255

Among these lots, an airy Louis XVI clock in chased gilt bronze stood out. The "skeleton" model, like this one, reveals its fragile internal mechanisms. Standing on small feet supporting a base decorated with bas-reliefs of a kissing couple between trophies of musical instruments, the object features openwork uprights with female dancers on crescent moons. The dial bears the signature of its maker: "Leroy Horloger Palais Royal N°13 and 14". The piece fetched a striking €8,255.

In the lighting department, a large chandelier in polychrome glass (123 x 110 cm/48.4 x 43.3 in), characteristic of the Venetian style, garnered €5,485. The piece features twelve annulated branches decorated with petals. However, one of the top bids—€19,685—went to a Baroque dining room set including eight chairs, four armchairs and a table, all in carved silvered molded wood. In an exuberant Louis XV style with its leafy scrolls, this furniture from the "Millenium Collection" was produced by Angelo Cappellini, in Lombardy. However, the Paysage au passage de gué des bergers (Landscape with Shepherds Crossing a Ford) by Ferdinand Marinus found no takers.

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