Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pierre Mignard portrait, $81,250, Doyle New York

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pierre Mignard portrait, $81,250, Doyle New York

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A portrait by Pierre Mignard (Fr., 1612-1695) of Louis Francois Marie Le Tellier (1668-1701), appointed Secretary of War by King Louis XIV in 1691, sold for $81,250 at a sale of Important English & Continental Furniture and Decorations & Old Master Paintings held Jan. 28 by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, an Empire gilt-metal mounted giltwood gueridon with white marble top soared to $62,500; and an 18th century English School portrait of Queen Carolina Wilhelmina, Princess of Wales, rose to $43,750. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.
Gavels ‘N Paddles: Pierre Mignard portrait, $81,250, Doyle New York