206
206
A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted amaranth, tulipwood, burr maple, walnut, sycamore and marquetry table, possibly Austrian, late 19th century
JUMP TO LOT
206
A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted amaranth, tulipwood, burr maple, walnut, sycamore and marquetry table, possibly Austrian, late 19th century
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Collections

|
London

A Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted amaranth, tulipwood, burr maple, walnut, sycamore and marquetry table, possibly Austrian, late 19th century
the hinged top within a waved surround inlaid with marquetry depicting military trophies within an architectural setting with flowers, foliage and rockwork, opening to a single compartment, the frieze similarly decorated, on cabriole legs; with spurious stamp to the underside 'JME J. F. Oeben'
72cm. high, 70cm. wide, 49cm. deep; 2ft. 4¼in., 2ft. 3½in., 1ft. 7¼in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

This table is a faithful if simplified version of a mechanical table à la Bourgogne traditionally attributed to Jean-François Oeben (1721-1763) now in Madame de Pompadour's chambre à coucher at Versailles. In particular, the top displays a virtually identical marquetry. Two similar tables liseuses stamped by Oeben are known; the first in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (inv. no. 1982.60.61), the second in the Louvre (OA 10001).

An 18th century example of this table, formerly in the collection of Count Harrach, Vienna, was later sold from the M. Akram Ojjeh collection, Sotheby's Monaco, 26 June 1979, lot 191. It has been speculated that copies of this model, including the present table, could have been made in Vienna in the 19th century, a theory reinforced by the original lockplates 'E. O. SCHMIDT/WIEN' found on the example sold Christie's London, 18 September 2014, lot 63. 

Collections

|
London