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Console table in half moon shape stamped Moreau - Louis XVI period
Ref : 65834
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Period :
18th century
Artist :
Louis Moreau
Medium :
Mahogany, bronzes
Dimensions :
l. 57.48 inch X H. 34.25 inch X P. 22.05 inch
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Console table in half moon shape stamped Moreau - Louis XVI period

In the frieze we have a central drawer and two false side drawers separated by a cube assemblage with flutes. It rests on four legs joined by a stretcher top.
The gilt bronzes: rings, end of food chiselled in form of rope, the locks are decorated with oak and laurel leaves.
Marble top in red brèche of Flanders.

This Louis XVI period console is issued of the development of the concept of the dining room, room
which appears in the 1760's. Till this date, it was a habit to dress a table, most of the time in an antechamber or in the best warmed up room. Import from Great Britain, the custom of setting up for dining in a room specifically designate for the purpose was accompanied by the use of new furniture. The English "sideboard" intended for serving and clearing away after, becomes in France a "table-console en desserte".
The first one were in neo-classical style, very often made in mahogany, in association with the anglomania fashion.
Here, Louis Moreau continues this tradition with this great table placed against the wall intended to receive all the dishes and plates.

Louis Moreau received master in1764, was at the time ebenist and merchant. He leaved rue de l'Echelle Saint Honoré in a house called "A la descente des Thuileries". He supplied the Menus Plaisirs, and among the furniture we can see some tables-consoles.

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