Alfred Porteneuve (1896-1949), attributed Cabinet en loupe d'amboine, circa 1930
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Alfred Porteneuve (1896-1949), Attribué à Cabinet en loupe d'amboine, circa 1930
Sold for €35,000 (US$ 47,040) inc. premium
Lot Details
Alfred Porteneuve (1896-1949), Attribué à
Cabinet en loupe d'amboine, circa 1930
ouvrant à deux vantaux, orné d'incrustation d'ivoire en cercle autour de l'entrée de serrure, et deux lignes en partie supérieure et en partie basse, les portes démasquent une tirette et cinq tiroirs au centre, deux casiers à droite et un petit tiroir à gauche. Piétement de forme ovoïde en ivoire en façade et deux pieds droits en bois à l'arrière.

A Fine Amboyna Cabinet
the exterior inlaid with ivory arranged to the upper surface in a circular design, the doors with circular carved ivory escutcheon encircled by ivory insets, the reverse inlaid with macassar, shagreen and vellum panels, enclosing a graduated set of five drawers flanked by four mirror-backed recesses, supported by two turned ivory egg-shaped feet at the front, standing on an amboyna and ivory inlaid plinth

Hauteur 122cm, largeur 111cm, profondeur 49cm

Footnotes

  • Ce superbe cabinet montre l'influence de Emile Jacques Ruhlmann 'Duval' cabinet (reference no. 2300NR dans les Archives Ruhlmann, Musée des Années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt), exposé au salon des Artistes décorateurs en 1926. Douze cabinets similaires ont été commandés entre 1926 et 1932, montrant l'attrait et le succès de ce modèle.

    Dans notre exemple, les similitudes apparaissent dans la forme ovoide du pietement en ivoire, les entrées de serrure en écusson, les charnières apparentes et la qualité d'exécution en général des incrustations d'ivoire et de marroquin.

    This striking cabinet shows direct influence from Emile Jacques Ruhlmann's 'Duval' cabinet (reference no. 2300NR in the Ruhlmann Archives, Musée des Années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt) , exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in 1926. In total, twelve cabinets of this design were ordered between 1926 and 1932, showing the imminent success and appeal of this design.

    In this example, the similarities can be seen in the egg-shaped ivory feet, circular key escutcheon, exposed hinges, and overall fine quality of production with crisp ivory and shagreen inlay throughout.

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