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A LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND AMARANTH CONSOLE DESSERTE BY RIESENER, CIRCA 1785
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A LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND AMARANTH CONSOLE DESSERTE BY RIESENER, CIRCA 1785
with a white marble top, stamped J H Riesener
Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806), maître in 1768
height 36 1/4 in.; width 51 1/2 in.; depth 20 1/2 in.
92 cm; 131 cm; 52 cm
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The Misses E.G., A.K. and B.J. Milligan, Caldwell Hall, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Christie's London, November 24, 1960, lot 103
Christie's London, May 9, 1983, lot 109
Christie's New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Groves, October 15, 1988, lot 114

相關資料

Arguably the greatest Parisian ébéniste of the Louis XVI period and Marie-Antoinette's most important cabinetmaker, Jean-Henri Riesener produced this console desserte during the final years of the Ancien Régime, at a time when furniture designed specifically for the dining room was still relatively new in France.  This was partly influenced by the Anglomanie fashion for all things English that developed following the historic 1786 trade agreement between Paris and London, which also contributed to the increasing popularity of mahogany as a primary wood in French furniture construction.
The use of a fine trellis parquetry with a double line of sycamore and ebony inlaid into a darker ground was introduced by Riesener in the mid 1780s and referred to in contemporary documents as satiné gris. It appears notably on the furniture Riesener supplied the Queen for her apartments at the Tuileries palace in 1784 including a rolltop desk now in the Louvre (OA 5226) and a table de toilette now in the Petit Trianon (D. Meyer, Le mobilier de Versailles, Dijon 2002, Vol.I no.63).  The acanthus and pinecone finial apron mount and square acanthus sabots on the present lot are typical Riesener bronzes that appear on numerous pieces by him including a commode in the Trianon illustrated in A. Pradère, French Furniture Makers: The Art of the Ébéniste from Louis XIV to the Revolution (London 1989), p.382, fig.467, as well as on smaller console dessertes, one example also in the Trianon and another in the Frick Collection.
When the present lot was in the collection of the Milligan Sisters in England it was accompanied by a matched console desserte attributed to Riesener of slightly smaller proportions, in tulipwood and amaranth rather than mahogany, but with identical mounts and trellis parquetry.  Both tables were sold in the Caldwell Hall sale in 1960 and appeared again as separate lots at Christie's London in 1983. The unstamped table was sold Sotheby's New York, October 31, 1987, lot 133.

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