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A Louis XV tulipwood table de toilette
mid-18th century, marked with the brand for the Château de Bellevue
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271
A Louis XV tulipwood table de toilette
mid-18th century, marked with the brand for the Château de Bellevue
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Louis XV tulipwood table de toilette
mid-18th century, marked with the brand for the Château de Bellevue
the serpentine-sided rectangular triple-divided top opening to reveal a mirror flanked by wells, the frieze with one long and one short drawer, raised on cabriole legs; quarter-veneered in tulipwood; with associated ormolu chutes, sabots, pulls and escutcheons.
height 27 1/4 in.; width 29 1/4 in.; depth 17 in.
69 cm; 74 cm; 43 cm
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Provenance

The presence of the brand for the Château de Bellevue indicates that this table was in the château at some period during the reign of Louis XV between 1757 when he purchased it from Madame de Pompadour, and his death in 1774.  The absence of any inventory marks makes it very difficult to trace its history with any degree of certainty

Catalogue Note

The Château de Bellevue

The site for the château was acquired by Louis XV in 1748. Situated between St. Cloud and Meudon on the edge of a forest, it enjoyed spectacular views of the Seine valley.  The architect for the house was Jean Cailletot Lassurance, and the gardens were designed by Jean-Charles Garnier and Jean Gailleteau.  Work began in June 1748 and was finished by November 1750.  In 1749 the King gave the land to Madame de Pompadour.  The château during her tenure was of modest size with nine bays to the front and six to the sides with two storeys.

Following his re-purchase of the château in 1757, Louis XV embarked upon considerable re-building under Gabriel with an almost complete remodeling of the interior to accommodate the Royal Family and their various apartments.

In 1774 following the death of Louis XV, Bellevue was occupied by the new King Louis XVI’s aunts, Mesdames Adélaïde, Victoire and Sophie, who continued to inhabit the château until the revolution.  The château was largely demolished in 1823.

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