Provenance for the room panelling:
Villa Raymond Poincaré, Villa la Pins, Eze, France
Sold Christies New York 24th September 1998, lot 261, sold
after the sale for $222,500 inclusive of the buyer’s premium.
Christies London, 18th March 2004, Lot 79
The painted canvas ceiling acquired separately
This sumptuously appointed panelled room, by provenance
originally in the villa of Raymond Poincaré, ex President of France has
recently been in use as the boardroom of a company in a central London office
block. It has been professionally dismantled and carefully packed
up ready for transport to its new home. The ormolu mounts are of
the highest quality and since many of the components, including the four
large ormolu mounted mahogany panels are identical in size it can be adapted to
a different configuration. The ceiling canvas, (now removed and rolled up) is
attached to a stretcher framework inside a gilt embellished painted frame
and is raised and lowered on a pulley system for ease of installation.
The house of Bricard founded in 1782, and recorded as
an ébéniste and miroitier working at 9 Rue Neuve-Guillemin after 1853, still
specialise in making very high quality locks and door furniture.
Further images including a plan of the room, and a 360
degree interactive scan can be viewed by clicking here