A Louis-Philippe  ormolu mounted inlaid ebony armoire
Lot 149
A French mid-19th century ormolu-mounted and brass-inlaid ebony and ebonised armoire most probably by Alexandre Bellangé
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 19,000

Lot Details
A Louis-Philippe  ormolu mounted inlaid ebony armoire
A French mid-19th century ormolu-mounted and brass-inlaid ebony and ebonised armoire
most probably by Alexandre Bellangé
the arched top flanked to each side by a turned finial, above a bevelled mirrored cupboard door, the birch interior fitted with five adjustable shelves and a drawer, the angles with caryatid clasps, above a long drawer and bun feet, the back with various transport paper labels, one inscribed Frau Puhlschneider/ Heinrich Klingenberg/ Hamburg, 125cm wide, 54cm deep, 238cm high (49" wide, 21" deep, 93.5" high).

Footnotes

  • This armoire forms part of an ebony and brass inlaid suite including pieces stamped Bellangé with identical female cariatid mounts and drawers centred by an identical patera. A cabinet from this suite, stamped Bellangé, was sold Sotheby's London, 3rd July 2007, lot 206 (£18,000).

    Alexandre Bellangé (1799-1863), succeded his father Louis-François circa 1823. He specialised in Boulle type furniture and participated in various international exhibitions of his time such as the London and Paris Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1855.
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