Offered by Franck Baptiste Paris
16th to 19th century furniture and works of art
Rare corridor console in finely carved and gilded oak wood.
The high crosspiece is slightly curved; it is finely carved on two registers with a frieze of palmettes and a garland of vine branches.
The middle of the crosspiece is underlined by a slight deployed acanthus.
The two uprights with large acanthus leaves are terminated by scrolled consoles adorned with fruit falls on the front and oak branches and rosettes on the two inner and outer faces.
They rest on two lion-pawed feet.
The whole is joined by a spacer decorated with laurel tori which is surmounted in its center by a large cassolette with Etruscan-style tripod feet, which lets the sacred fire escape.
Exceptional quality of sculpture; original gilding.
Very good state of conservation, small usual restorations to the gilding.
Medici breccia marble top.
Parisian work from the Louis XVI period around 1785 to be compared to the works of Georges Jacob.
Width: 132cm; Depth: 49.5cm; Height: 95.5cm
Near console stamped G.Jacob:
Sale of the Lagerfeld collection Christies Monaco 28 and 29 April 2000, lot 8 (609,500 francs)
Our opinion :
Our rare console is to be compared to the productions of Georges Jacob; carpenter who delivers to the furniture storage several sets of this type, of a new and very innovative taste, seats but also tables, with console legs which are characteristic of his production.
In the decades 1775-1785, he delivered this type of furniture exclusively for an elite, for the Prince of Conti, the Count of Provence or even the Count of Artois.
Several seats made by the grand master for the crown take up this decoration of laurel torus leaves, frieze of ova, palmettes.
The virtuosity of the sculpture, on a particularly hard oak wood, with natural foliage and the use of the drill bit to accentuate the reliefs is particularly successful, as is the gilding, of high quality, double patina with a rare golden background at urination.
The pure line of our console, very inspired by the works of Percier and Fontaine, but also the collections of Piranesi, and the exceptional qualities of sculpture and gilding make it a collector's item of the greatest rarity.
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