Jules Leleu (Boulogne-sur-Mer 1883-1961 Paris) Sofa and 2 armchairs, circa 1958 Set consisting of a three-seater sofa and two armchairs resting on wooden legs Armchairs: H 79 x W 73,5 x D 80 cm Sofa: H 79 x W 72.5 x D 184 cm Literature: F. Siriex, Leleu, décorateurs ensembliers, Editions Monelle Hayot, 2007, p. 423
Parvine Curie (Nancy, 1936) Porte de l'enfant prodigue, 1981-1982 Bronze with black patina H 75 x W 70 x D 30 cm Numbered 8 ex + 4 EA Literature: Catalog of the Museum of Modern Art of Troyes, Sculptures and drawings, Parvine Curie, 1984, Troyes (ref. n ° 4); Monography Parvine Curie (under the direction of Hélène Greiner), co-edited by Somogy Editions d'Art and Galerie Martel-Greiner Paris, 2010 (p. 45) Parvine Curie is part of this line of women sculptors who marked out the twentieth century and knew how to prove by the evocative power of their art and the often difficult paths they took to express it - stone, wood, earth, bronze - that history cannot be written without them.
Osborne Samuel Gallery
Leon Kossoff (London, 1926-2019) Cathy II Oil on board 38.7 x 61.5 cm Provenance: the artist; Annely Juda, London; Annandale Galleries, Sydney; private collection, Sydney Exhibitions: Leon Kossoff, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; travelled to Annely Juda Fine Art, London, cat. n° 74, illustrated; Leon Kossoff, Annandale Galleries, Sydney Literature: Kendall R., Kossoff, Poussin and drawing: The anarchic and the purposeful, British Art Journal, vol. 1, n° 1, 1999, p. 70; Heathcote C., Bliss in the here and now, Art & Australia, vol. 38, n° 4, 2001, pp. 534
Epoque Fine Jewels
A magnificent Art Deco diamond tiara by Chaumet, designed as a series of rounded greek motifs, set with old mine cut, rose cut and single cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and gold. Millegrain setting. Since its foundation in 1780, Chaumet has created over 3500 unique tiaras. This tiara was made in Paris in 1909 as a wedding tiara for the daughter of Count and Countess de Heeren. Although most tiaras from that period were still made in the Garland style or the traditional 19th century style with floral and scroll motifs, this particular piece announces the more geometrical style of the Art Deco period which reached its peak in the 1920s. Exhibition: ‘Chaumet en Majesté. Joyaux de souverains depuis 1780’, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 12 July-28 August 2019
Chiale Fine Art
Console Carved and gilded poplar with top marble Royal Palace Workshop, Turin, circa 1755-1760 H 90 x W 84 x D 62 cm Provenance: private collection, Turin, Italy Literature: Vittorio Viale, Mostra del barocco piemontese. Mobili ed intagli, Turin, 1963, tav. 69; Roberto Antonetto, Il mobile piemontese nel Settecento. Vol. II, Turin, 2010, p. 217, n° 22 Exceptional wall console, with four cross legs, streamlined and elegant in shape. The wood has been inlaid with exquisite workmanship and worked with two types of gold, ‘shiny gold leaf’ and ‘dull gold leaf to give a depth and accentuate the richness of the engraving. The extraordinary rococò decoration of Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Carignano is perfectly evident in this console, in particular in the spirals and rippling flowers on the leg tops. Other exceptional features are the leaves under the table and the large flower at the crossover of the legs. The elegant, flowing line of the legs is accompanied by an amazing expressive force and the quality of the inlay; multiple spirals, flowers, leaves, vegetation stylings and a beautifully elegant curl, which bring to mind the best works of the greatest Piedmontese wood engravers like Piffetti, create a unique whole of the best quality. The top of the console is closed by a small Greek fret typical of Louis XV in which the marble is slotted, this too being of exquisite manufacture.
Christo alias Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (Gabrovo 1935–2020 New York) The Gates (Project for Central Park, NYC), 1996 Pencil, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfang Volz, wax crayon and tape on brown board 21.5 x 28 cm Signed, titled, dated and notations recto: 'Christo 1996' Signed verso: '(c) CHRISTO 1996' COA by Estate of Christo V. Javacheff No. 210-01
Douwes Fine Art BV
Cornelis Springer (Amsterdam 1817-1891 Hilversum) View of ‘Het Huis met de Hoofden’ in Amsterdam at the Keizersgracht 123 Oil on panel 66 x 55 cm Signed and with monogram, dated '53' (1853) Provenance: acquired directly from the artist by collection C.F. Roos in Amsterdam, 20th of August 1853; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam 1932, lot 414; collection Mensing, The Netherlands; thence by descent to the current owners Exhibitions: Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam: Retrospective Exhibition Springer and the book launch of W. Laanstra, 1984; Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht 1984; Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede 1985; Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen. ‘Door het oog van Springer’ 12 december 2015-10 april 2016 Literature: W. Laanstra ‘Cornelis Springer’, p. 84, n° 53-6. Amsterdam, 1984
Tom Wesselmann (Cincinnati 1931-2004 New York) Banner nude #7, 1974 Graphite on paper 11 x 13.5 cm Signed, dated and dedicated 'For Jay, #7, Tom Wesselmann, 74' Provenance: Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; private collection, New York; Hamilton Gallery, New York; private collection, Geneva Exhibition: Hamilton Gallery, New York, Drawing today in New York, June 1977 reproduced on the catalogue p. 41 In 1974 the Sidney Janis Gallery held an exhibition on Tom Wesselmann. On this occasion, the artist sketched and gifted a drawing for each gallery employee. This is the seventh out of the eight drawings.
Chiale Fine Art
Octavianus Montfort (Italy, 1646-1696) Still life Tempera on vellum Turin, circa 1680-85 H 40 x W 52 cm Provenance: Kerbastick Castle, Lanvin-Polignac collection, France This painting, which represents the highest quality of Monfort production, reflects the scrolls in which the artist prefers a Still Life with more fruits, to symbolize abundance, the wealth of art. The remarkable quality of execution and setting a harmonious whole with detailed attention to the colors of each fruit related to create a color balance of the whole work. The beautiful ultramarine blue vase falls in the foreground of a beautiful pink painted with delicate brush strokes. A wonderful variety of fruits including cherries, pears, apricots and lazzeruoli. We can recognize a hibiscus flower blue and a beautiful rose. Drs. Arabella Cifani defines: '...This beautiful miniature, is an original work of Monfort and is comparable with specific references to other artist’s works'. She adds: 'The parchement has strong references in his very fine grained with coloristic works by Giovanna Garzoni'.
Costermans & Pelgrims de Bigard
Paul de Vos (Hulst 1595-1678 Antwerp) and studio A falcon, parrots and other birds, circa 1654 Oil on canvas 170 x 181 cm Certificate of authenticity issued by Dr. Fred Meijer Provenance: Don Víctor Chávarri, I Marqués de Triano (1888- 1970), Palacio de Artaza, Leioa, Vizcaya; then by family descent
Virgin and Child attached to the Oratory of the Abbey Saint-Georges de Boscherville Eastern Normandy or French Vexin Circa 1400 Polychrome limestone with significant traces of gilt H 147 cm Provenance: Saint Gorgon Chapel located in the estate of the Manor of Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville (Seine-Maritime)