Empire, first quarter 19th century
with a later rectangular mottled green and white marble top above a frieze centred by a female mask flanked by stylised anthemions with a roundel at each corner, on winged female bust supports with the head of Zephyr, above brass inlaid tapering supports, with a mirrored backboard, on an inverted breakfront plinth base
Meubles entrés sous le Premier Empire, Musée National du Château de Fontainebleau, Catalogue des Collections de Mobilier, Paris, 2004, p. 90-91, no. 24, (F704C) where there is illustrated a pair of related console-jardinières with very similar front supports by Jacob-Frères-reproduced here in fig. 1. They were taken from the hotel of général Moreau in the rue d'Anjou in Paris and were subsequently placed in Fontainebleau in 1804 in the boudoir of the Empress (F 684 C).
Other models of this table exist in important collections - see for example, B. Langer, Die Möbel der Schlösser Nymphenburg und Schleißheim, Munich, 2000, op. 229, no. 91, for a pair of related console tables from the Audience Room of Queen Caroline, in Schloss Nymphenburg.
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