No Copy in North America

Notice de Tableaux des Différentes Ecoles, Figures et Groupes en Bronze, Curiosités en Agate, Cristal de roche, Ivoire, et Bijoux d’or, Instrumens de Physique, Bons Livres, Corps de Bibliothèque en acajou, etc. Le tout provenant du Cabinet de M. F. [added in cont. manuscript]: “ouquet” Dont la Vente aura lieu le Jeudi 11 Pluviose an XIII [31 January 1805], et Jours suivans…

24 pp. 8vo, early 19th-century marbled boards (spine a little scuffed), title on spine. Paris: Paillet, Thierry, Sylvestre & Haring, [1805].

A scarce auction catalogue of an eclectic sale administered by Alexandre Joseph Paillet (1743-1814). A contemporary annotator has furnished the consigner’s last name on the title-page.

This catalogue details 123 lots: 69 paintings (by Conca, Lafosse, de Troy, Boullogne, Landon, Marguérite Gérard, Le Nain, D. Teniers, Seghers, Bril, J. van Goyen, Poelemburgh, Wouwerman, etc.); eight bronze sculptures; twelve lots of vases and curiosities; eight instruments, including a phantasmagoria, “belle machine pneumatique,” “machine électrique,” a Magdeburg hemisphere, and a Leyden jar. The final 26 lots consist of books and fine mahogany furniture from the library.

Nice copy of a rare and curious catalogue. We locate no example of this catalogue in North America. The Getty has only a photocopy. Engraved bookplate of the art dealer Georges Pannier (1853-1944), and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim in the usual location.

❧ Lugt 6892. JoLynn Edwards, Alexandre Joseph Paillet: Expert et marchand de tableaux à la fin du XVIIIe siècle (1996), p. 318.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 6598