Alexander Roux Labeled Hunt Sideboard
Coming up at auction on August 30th will be a fantastic labeled Alexander Roux Hunt Sideboard. I would say that this one is at least on par with the one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A Roux sideboard achieved a hammer price of $20,350 at Stevens on April 21st and you can find one for sale now at Ruby Lane for $55,000.
Here’s an excerpt from the listing describing the piece above. Bidding will start at $20,000 and expected range is $40,000 to $60,000. More info here.
IMPORTANT AND RARE LABELED HUNT BOARD BY ALEXANDER ROUX. This important marble top huntboard having an original label attached to the back with his 479 Broadway, NYC address. The sideboard having a top section in two pieces, the upper crest being removable, and having a full-figured putti amongst grape vine, grapes, and leaves. The end of the vine has a fanciful stylized bird head. Below the crest is a small half round shelf supported by a grape cluster mounted to a vine and leaf support. The central deep carved relief panel depicting a goat lying on a rock outcropping flanked by wheat stocks and small bushes. The background having a mountain and rolling hill bass relief. Flanked by half round shelves with similar grape and vine motif. The whole back section supported by two front supports with scroll vine and leaf with hanging grape clusters. The sides supporting elements with similar design. This top section resting on the fitted “breche d’aleps” with dishtop molded edge on the conforming D-form base fitted with four aligned drawers, the handles of interwoven foliate vinery over four cupboard doors, the centermost pair with carved bow-tied allegorical swags of fruits, berries, sheaf’s of wheat, and broad-brimmed farmer’s hats, the bowed outer doors with scrolling sprays of carved nuts and fruit, all within shaped moldings and figured walnut panels raised on a conforming molded plinth. NOTE: A family receipt regarding the transfer of this piece in 1946 accompanies the lot, it is our understanding that the piece has never been out of the family. PROVENANCE: From a fine western Massachusetts home. SIZE: 95″h x 72″w x 25″d. CONDITION: Very find overall condition, with finely detailed carvings and original surfaces with very good patina. Label is original, readable, and intact, no damages or restoration noted beyond very minor blemishes due to normal wear.