Lot 201: A kingwood and gilt metal mounted cabinet by Maison Krieger , circa 1890
November 30, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A kingwood and gilt metal mounted cabinet by Maison Krieger , circa 1890, the tapering superstructure enclosing divisions and two short drawers, the cabinet base with a pair of doors enclosing a shelved interior, on bracket feet, stamped KRIEGER to the brass mount of the base section and to the top of one door, 138cm high, 96cm wide, 42cm deep Antoine Krieger, born in Alsace on June 5, 1804, set up shop in the Faubourg Sainte-Antoine (the furniture-making district of Paris) in 1826 and was married there in 1829. A grandson by marriage became one of the partners in 1880. The Maison Krieger won prizes at the Exposition des produits de l'Industrie in 1849 and in the Universal Exhibitions of 1851 and 1855. At the 1851 exhibition an oak sideboard made for a client from the Ottoman Empire was noted in the press.