Richard Redding Antiques Ltd

30th Anniversary
2008

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