Auction Preview: Great Classics at Millon & Associes, Paris, Jan 31
What: Great ClassicsWhere: Millon & Associes, Drouot Hotel, 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, Room 1 & 7When: Jan 31, 2:00 PMGreat Classics at Millon & Associes at Paris will be a storehouse of renowned objects for sale with a twist of classic in making, each singing the glory of Louis XV Period. Crafted to perfection, the sale has furniture, sculpture, vases and many more! Top Lots of the Sale:- "Curved chest in front and flared on the sides opening by two drawers without crossbar with lacquered black and gold decoration of a Chinese animated landscape" - Louis XV Period; rich ornamentation of gilded and chiselled bronzes framed with foliage motifs and shells and tracery. Above marble breccia of Aleppo; Measured at H: 85 - W: 108 - D: 52 cm. Estimated Price: 40,000 - 50,000 € (USD 48,890 – USD 61,120)- "Large flat desk with all sides in veneer in rosewood frames" - Louis XV Period; the event-shaped tray is wrapped in red morocco and is surrounded by a bronze mold decorated with four spandrels, rests on four arched feet and has ornamentation of chiseled and gilded bronzes. Measured at H: 75 - W: 173 - P: 87 cm. Estimated Price: 30,000 - 40,000 € (USD 36,670 – USD 48, 890)- Aimé-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) - "Motherhood", dated 1874; bronze with dark brown patina nuanced, cast iron Hebrard. Measured at, top 45 cm / Length 30 cm. Estimated Price: 25,000 - 30,000 € (USD 30,560 - USD 36,670)- Emile Guillemin (1841-1907) - "Bust of an Oriental woman"; bronze with golden patina, silver and red-brown; cast iron around 1880. Measured at, top 63 cm. Estimated Price: 25,000 - 30,000 € (USD 30,560 - USD 36,670)- Edouard Vuillard (Cuiseaux 1868 - La Baule 1940) - "The illusionist - I The illusionist II Studies"; Pastels and charcoal on brown paper forming. Measured at 173 x 93 cm and 187 x 98 cm. Stamp signature lower right E Vuillard on each. Estimated Price: 20,000 - 30,000 € (USD 24,440 – USD 36,670)- "Flat desk all faces rectangular plum plywood and satin" - Louis XV period; it opens with three drawers in alignment with curved frontage, ornamentation of gilded bronzes, rests on curved feet underlined with bronzes decorated with cartridges and shells. Brown leather top. Measured at H: 75 - W: 128 - D: 64 cm. Estimated Price: 10,000 - 15,000 € (USD 12,220 – USD 18,330)- "Pair of commodes Louis XV curved front and flared on the sides in satin veneer and amaranth decorated with a marquetry braces" - 18th century; they open with three drawers in three rows separated by brass nets and framed by studs ribbed and fiddled. Measured at H: 81 - W: 80 - D: 47 cm. Estimated Price: 10,000 - 15,000 € (USD 12,220 – USD 18,330)- Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875) - "Elephant of Senegal"; bronze with dark brown patina, melting Barbedienne. Measured at, top 25 cm / long 34 cm. Estimated Price: 10,000 - 15,000 € (USD – USD)- "Spectacular convenient chest-shaped tomb with bulging and curved shape on the sides" - Louis XV period; made of rosewood veneer and violet wood, opens with four drawers in three rows, has beautiful ornamentation of bronzes. Measured at H: 87 - W: 130 - D: 65 cm. Estimated Price: 10,000 - 12,000 € (USD 12,220 – USD 14,670)- "Convenient curved tomb facade and flared on the sides while veneer of violet wood inlaid leaves" - Louis XV period; it opens with four drawers in three rows separated by a brass groove. Marble top (reported). Measured at H: 88 - W: 125 - D: 63 cm. Estimated Price: 10,000 - 12,000 € (USD 12,220 – USD 14,670)- China - Transition period, seventeenth century - "Pair of vases of mallet shape in porcelain with blue and white decor the belly painted with flowering branches at the bulged shoulder underlined by a strip of leaves and continuing in a tubular neck decorated with foliage scrolls and ending in bulbous form." Some slight differences in size and intensity; Estimated Price: 8,000 - 12,000 € (USD 9,780 – USD 14,670)- China - 20th century in Qianlong style - "Carved gilt bronze statuette representing Ushnishavijaya seated in vajrasana on a double lotus pedestal"; his eight arms radiating around his body, his head with three faces on his foreheads adorned with a third eye, crowned with a tiara adorned with finely carved jewels. Estimated Price: 8,000 - 12,000 € (USD 9,780 – USD 14,670)- India - Period Chola or slightly posterior - X / 12th century - "Black granite sculpture depicting Ganesha seated, South India, Tamil Nadu Region"; lack of hand left front and upper right corner. Estimated Price: 8,000 - 9,000 € (USD 9,780 – USD 11,000)- "Console Regency gilt wood and carved with shells and garlands of foliage" - 18th century; rests on four feet, the front legs are decorated with fantastic animals entwined around the base uniting a spacer strut decorated with a shell. Gray veined marble top (iron marble). Measured at H: 56 - W: 128 - D: 62 cm. Estimated Price: 7,000 - 9,000 € (USD 8,550 – USD 11,000)- James Pradier (1790-1852) - "Negress with calabashes"; Version without drapery (rarest version), bronze with brown patina nuanced, old cast iron, marked Cresson édt. Measured at high. 45.5 cm. Estimated Price: 7,000 - 9,000 € (USD 8,550 – USD 11,000)For details, visit: http://www.millon.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.