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Lot 76: Cauvet (1731-1788) French Sculptor

Art, Autographs, Old Documents, Books

by East Coast Books

October 29, 2016

Wells, ME, USA

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Description: Gilles-Paul Cauvet (1731-1788) prominent sculptor, architect, and designer at the French court. Not only was he the sculptor for Louis XVI's brother, the comte de Provence, later Louis XVIII, but he also directed the Acad€šš€ š€š €š€ mie de Saint-Luc, the guild of decorative painters and sculptors. He designed carved boiserie (wood paneling) and furniture for houses in Paris. Many wood carvers were influenced by his book of engraved designs for interiors and furniture, which was published in 1777. Rare Manuscript Document Signed by Cauvet and several other [not identified]. Dated 1778, 3pp, 8-1/2 x 13 in. VG. Content unknown.

Condition Report: VG

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