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A rare pair of Charles X ormolu-mounted burr amboyna mother-of-pearl inlaid console tables
circa 1825-30
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 46,600 USD
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A rare pair of Charles X ormolu-mounted burr amboyna mother-of-pearl inlaid console tables
circa 1825-30
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 46,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important French Furniture & Decorations, European Ceramics and Carpets

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A rare pair of Charles X ormolu-mounted burr amboyna mother-of-pearl inlaid console tables
circa 1825-30

each with a deep semi-circular top inlaid to form foliate rinceaux and rosettes marked with mother-of-pearl inlay, the frieze inlaid with anthemion and fitted with an ormolu border cast with anthemion, raised on baluster-shaped legs and block feet, joined by curved stretchers, all inlaid with foliate motifs and scrolls.

 


height 34 in.; width 58 3/4 in.; depth 29 in.
86 cm; 149.5 cm; 73.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

The veneers and decoration of these tables can be compared with furniture which was supplied to the Duchesse de Berry for her rooms at the Tuileries circa 1823.  The furniture included a cheval mirror (psyché), similarly veneered and, like these console tables, it is richly decorated with foliate rinceaux, lyres, and floral motifs.  Much of the furniture identified with the Restoration period is similarly veneered, but has much simpler, more restrained decoration in darkly contrasting amaranth.  These tables and the Duchesse de Berry's furniture exhibit a far more exuberant decoration but in a paler bois clair.   It was produced by Félix Rémond, one of the premier ébénistes of the Restoration period, see, D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle,  Paris, 2002, p. 547.

Important French Furniture & Decorations, European Ceramics and Carpets

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New York