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A carved oak console table, late Louis XIV/early Régence, circa 1715, attributed to the Société pour les Bâtiments du Roi
Estimate
40,00060,000
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17
A carved oak console table, late Louis XIV/early Régence, circa 1715, attributed to the Société pour les Bâtiments du Roi
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A carved oak console table, late Louis XIV/early Régence, circa 1715, attributed to the Société pour les Bâtiments du Roi
the red and white marble top above a carved frieze centred by a shell with foliate scrolls, on two supports joined by a stretcher centred by a mask above a shell, on ball and claw feet; (losses, the end of the feet replaced, initially gilt)
Haut.83 cm., larg. 152 cm., prof. 57 cm. ; Height 32¾in., width 59¾in., depth 22½in.
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Literature

Related literature:
- B. Pons, De Paris à Versailles 1699-1736. Les sculpteurs ornemanistes parisiens et l'art décoratif des bâtiments du roi, Strasbourg, 1986, p. 207, n. 141-144 and fig. 182
- B. G. B. Pallot, Le mobilier du musée du Louvre, t. 2, Dijon, 1993, pp. 40-41

Catalogue Note

This table is comparable to works by the Société pour les Bâtiments du Roi and more precisely art done by the sculptors Jules Degoullons, André and Matthieu Le Goupil, Pierre Taupin and Marin Bellan and relates to the portfolio of ornamentation, in particular that of Pierre Le Pautre, Livre de Tables qui sont dans les appartements du Roy sur lesquels sont posés les bijoux du Cabinet des médailles ('Book of Tables in the King's apartments on which the jewels from the Medal cabinet are placed') published around 1700. All these sculptors were employed by the Crown, but found themselves being employed on outdoor construction sites, following the decrease in the number of Royal building projects. These craftsmen thus participated in embellishments and creations for the Palais-Royal for the future Regent Philippe d'Orléans, Place Vendôme under the direction of Robert de Cotte's and at Bercy for the château of Charles-Henri II of Malon. Our console table adopts the same movement of curves and counter-curves to the uprights as well as the same foliated clasps and volutes along the apron, realized around 1713 for the aforementioned Bercy château. Placed in the large room on the ground floor between the two bay windows, it was listed in the inventory of Charles-Henri II of Malon. Sold in 1860 before the destruction of the château, it was purchased by the Imperial Furniture Repository and is now in the collection of the Louvre (inv. OA 5088).

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