Large console in gray lacquered linden wood with blue rechampi.
Model of two-legged "double C stapled" sconces in the shape of a gun dog, decorated with shells and finished with "snails" with internal windings.
The high crosspiece centered with an asymmetrical rocaille, the spacer adorned with a large acanthus leaf finely carved and openwork.
The side rails molded, scalloped and finished with half-shell.
Very beautiful original Aleppo Breccia marble top.
Good condition, later lacquer.
Parisian work, Louis XV period around 1750.
Provenance: Château de Jouars-Pontchartrin (Yvelines)
Width: 150 cm; height: 88 cm; Depth: 60 cm
Our opinion :
Our console was probably commissioned around 1750 by Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux de Maurepas, count of the same name, secretary of state for the navy and owner of the Chateau de Jouars-Pontchartrain during the reign of Louis XV.
The quality of the sculpture, with finely ribbed and inverted acanthus leaves, the preciousness of the marble and the fluidity of the line bring us back to a leading Parisian workshop.
The design, with these two asymmetrical acanthuses which respond to each other, offers a rare and particularly pure tempered line, unlike the unbridled “rococo” which prevails in Paris at the same period.
The ornamentalist who designed our console has succeeded in combining both the asymmetry of the sleepers while maintaining overall symmetry.
The height of luxury, it even offers us a perspective with two hearts, drawn by the interior contours of the console and separated by the rockeries of the crosspiece and the spacer.
The resulting shape, the fruit of meticulous research, is the very expression of the ingenuity and aesthetic perfection achieved during the reign of Louis XV.
18 000 €