TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
Lot Closed
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720
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TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720

Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD

TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP, CIRCA 1720

Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD
Lot sold:746,000USD

Description

TWO LATE LOUIS XIV/EARLY REGENCE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED EBONY, TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY CONSOLE TABLES ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE OR HIS WORKSHOP

CIRCA 1720


one in première-partie with central drawer flanked by two short sprung drawers, stamped twice IDUBOIS JME, the other in contre-partie with one central drawer stamped JOSEPH and J.F.LELEU; variations to chasing of bronzes, feet slightly reduced in height, tapering legs and back of curved legs of première-partie table later veneered

Joseph Baumhauer (d.1772), marchand-ébéniste privilégié du roi c.1749

René Dubois (1737-1799), maître in 1755

Jean-François Leleu (1729-1807), maître in 1764

height 30 3/4 in.; width 47 in.; depth 19 1/4 in.

78 cm.; 119.5 cm; 48.5 cm


Non-invasive XRF examination of the brass marquetry and bronze mounts indicates the alloys are consistent with those used in 18th-century work.

Condition report

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Provenance

Collection of May, Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge, Avenue Foch, Paris
Baron and Baronne Elie de Rothschild, Hôtel de Masseran, Paris
Galerie Segoura, Paris
Akram Ojjeh Collection, Christie's Monaco, 11-12 December 1999, lot 45

Literature

Y. Christ, Le Faubourg Saint-Germain, Paris 1966
P. Fuhring, 'Designs for and after Boulle furniture,' Burlington Magazine, June 1992, pp.350-362
P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Furniture, vol. II, London 1996
Sources & Techniques of Boulle Marquetry, exhibition catalogue, Wallace Collection, London, 1996
Alexandre Pradère, Les Ébènistes Français de Louis XIV à la Révolution, Paris 1989
R. H. Randall, 'Template for Boulle Singerie,' Burlington Magazine, September 1969, pp.549-553.
J-N. Ronfort, André-Charles Boulle 1642-1732, un nouveau style pour l'Europe, exhibition catalogue, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt 2009