Very large console table in linden wood gilded with leaves.
Ceremonial model decorated with garlands of laurels intertwined in the uprights and crosspieces.
The central cross in acanthus staples decorated in the center with an openwork shell.
The garlands wind up and perforate the uprights in rifle hounds, the latter ending in windings which rest on small caps, making the console very airy.
The interior of the uprights delicately carved with falling decreasing florets.
From the feet, four sinuous struts come together, they meet in the center forming a large rock garden in the center of which is a large bouquet of roses.
Perfect state of conservation; original gilding, restored and cleaned by our workshop.
Sarrancolin marble top with double moldings.
French work, Louis XV period around 1760, after a drawing by Pierre Nöel Rousset (1715-1795).
Width: 240 cm; Depth: 69 cm Height: 82 cm
Our opinion :
This type of console appeared in the 1750s, tired of unbridled exuberance and deemed too baroque in the rock style, decorators were asked to return to simplicity by extremely refined customers.
Encouraged by the recent discovery of Pompeii, "antique" fashion is experiencing its beginnings, the first step will be "the rockery settles down" with a return to symmetrical shapes but always decorated with floral decorations.
The architect Pierre Contant d'Ivry (1698-1777) will push this fashion to its maximum around 1765 offering console tables of square shape with very Greek-style decor announcing the Louis XVI style.
However, our console with its large rear offset which makes the sides visible from the front and its flower bouquet spacers, is typical of the drawings of the architect of the Royal Academy Pierre Noël Rousset. (Photo)
The latter worked for the elite of the Parisian nobility, notably at the castles of Raincy, the Hôtel de Tessé or the Sainte Chapelle.
Our console developing more than 240 cm of sculpted decor is an extremely rare piece of ceremonial on the market.
Unfortunately, our research did not allow us to identify the important building for which it was delivered.
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