Large console table in mahogany and mahogany veneer over oak, produced in the early 19th century. Pilaster feet at the back and column feet at the front, banded with chased and gilded bronze. It opens with a large drawer in the waistband adorned in the center with a bronze depiction of Apollo's chariot. Upholstered in thick gray granite marble, the back is adorned with a mercury mirror. An Empire-period Parisian production from the 1810s, it bears an inventory number on the underside (379 on a label and repeated in ink).
Due to its size, quality and richness of decoration, our console is typical of the furniture found in the apartments of Princes in Imperial Palaces. It may be made by Jacob Desmalter or Marcion, who also produced this type of console for the imperial furniture store. Without a stamp, it is difficult to attribute it with certainty to either of these two cabinetmakers, who were the main suppliers to the Imperial Palaces and the Empire's dignitaries.
Very good condition, with old varnish cleaned and repolished by our cabinetmaker. Minor veneer wear and traces of old accidents. Spectacular piece.
Length : 162,5cm
Height : 94,5cm
Depth : 49cm
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