Containing 147 pages of full colour illustrations and catalogue descriptions.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2007, our 2008 publication showed on its cover a superb Directoire polychrome enamel skeleton clock signed by the pre-eminent enamellist Joseph Coteau. Among the more important pieces contained in this book was an Empire bronze and porphyry mantle clock surmounted by a beautiful Classical female head fitted with a movement by Basile-Charles Le Roy, which once stood at Villa Demidoff near Florence. To our delight – and that of its new owner, the clock was used on one of the TEFAF advertising posters. Among other great works featured within the pages was a rare longcase regulator by Claude-Armand Lory of 1823 which was commissioned by the Romantic poet and novelist Victor Prévost, Vicomte d’Arlincourt.
The 30th anniversary book also featured some fine pieces of furniture such as a near pair of Transitional parquetry commodes from the collection of the connoisseur Alberto Bruni Tedeschi as well as a commode by Pierre-Benoît Marcion from the Renty family at Château de Choques, Lille in addition to a number of fine mahogany pieces by the celebrated Empire firm of ébénistes Jacob-Desmalter et Cie. Smaller items included a pair of gilt bronze mounted Meissen figurines each with a Persian nobleman and moor riding an elephant, Oriental porcelain such as a Dehua Blanc de Chine