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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted, steel, ebony, mahogany, lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid Table à Milieu by Maison Millet, after a model by Weisweiler, late 19th century
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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted, steel, ebony, mahogany, lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid Table à Milieu by Maison Millet, after a model by Weisweiler, late 19th century
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A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted, steel, ebony, mahogany, lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid Table à Milieu by Maison Millet, after a model by Weisweiler, late 19th century
with one long and two short frieze drawers with concealed locking mechanism to underside, stamped MILLET A PARIS
76cm. high, 83cm wide, 46cm. deep; 2ft. 6in., 2ft. 8¾in., 1ft. 6in.
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Публикации

Camille Mestdagh and Peter Lécoules, L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Paris, pp. 224-225.

Описание в каталоге

This exceptional table is a reproduction of the celebrated model by Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820), delivered in 1784 by the famous Parisian marchand-mercier Daguerre to the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne. It was placed in Marie-Antoinette's cabinet intérieur at Château de Saint-Cloud and was subsequently gifted to her close friend, Madame de Polignac. Having been sold after the Revolution, the Weisweiler table was discovered in a marchand's shop on the Quai Voltaire in 1840 by the Prince de Beauvau (d. 1864). Purchased by the Empress Eugénie at auction the year after his death, it was placed in her salon bleu at the Tuileries, where she gave her audiences. As her purchase demonstrates, Eugénie was an avid collector of Louis XVI decorations, particularly those formerly owned by Marie-Antoinette. Influencing fashion as she had 100 years earlier, Marie-Antoinette was again à la mode during the last quarter of the 19th century. Her table was manufactured by a number of preeminent Parisian ébénistes who specialized in meubles de style, including Millet’s contemporaries, Alfred Beurdeley, François Linke, and Henri Dasson.

Maison Millet was established in 1853 with premises at 11, rue de Jaques-Coeur, moving to 23 Boulevard Beaumarchais in 1902. Known for  their quality reproductions of 18th century designs, the firm won numerous medals at the Expositions Universelles including a gold medal in 1889 and the Grand Prix in 1900. In 1902 Millet was appointed by the curator of the Palais de Versailles to reproduce the 'Grand cabinet à Bijoux' of Marie-Antoinette. An identical version of the present lot was sold Bonhams London, 21 November 2006, lot 169 (£54,000)

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