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Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770
Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770 - Furniture Style Louis XVI Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770 - Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770 - Louis XVI Antiquités - Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Gilded wood
Dimensions :
l. 60.24 inch X H. 37.99 inch X P. 22.05 inch
Furniture  - Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770 18th century - Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770 Louis XVI - Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770 Antiquités - Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770
Franck Baptiste Provence

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Console table with the mask of Apollo attributed to G. Jacob circa 1770

Important console in carved and gilded wood.
The front cross member, slightly arched in shape, is carved on several registers of laurel tori, pearl friezes and a central interlacing frieze alternating rosettes, sunflowers and quatrefoils.
The central part with a half-moon recess is adorned with an Apollo mask framed by roses carved in high relief.
The upper part of the crosspiece is topped with a fluted cornice which supports and hugs the large marble top.
The winding uprights are stapled to the rosette dice of the high crosspiece by acanthus.
They are decorated with flowers of lily of the valley decreasing on their front faces and support heavy garlands of flowers.
In the lower part, they end in windings in the heads of rams surmounted by acanthus leaves.
The two uprights rest on flower dice ending in acanthus bases, they are connected to each other by a spacer finely decorated with interwoven quatrefoil friezes.
In the center of the spacer is a spinning rosette disc surmounted by a seed base and sporting the same interlacing decoration.

Original Aleppo Breach marble top.

Very good condition, beautiful original gilding with small scattered retouching.

French work of the transition from the Louis XV to Louis XVI eras around 1770 attributable to Georges Jacob *.

Dimensions:

Height: 96.5 cm; Width: 153 cm; Depth: 56 cm





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Our opinion :

The delicacy, precision and abundance of the decor of our large ceremonial console makes it a masterpiece of woodcarving.
By stylistic comparison with other consoles stamped with the master, it is undeniably attributable to Georges Jacob; carpenter who delivers several sets of this type to the storage unit, with a new and very innovative taste, seats but also tables, with console legs which are characteristic of his production.
In the decades 1770-1780, he delivered this type of furniture exclusively for an elite, for the Prince de Conti, the Count of Provence or even the Count of Artois.
Several seats created by the grand master for the crown take up this identical decoration of laurel tori, pearls and interlacing frieze.
Jacob collaborates with the greatest ornamentalists of his time and the pure line of our console is very probably inspired by the designs of the ornamentalist Jean Louis Prieur. (1759-1795)
A similar drawing is published in E. Berckenhagen, Die Französischen Zeichnungen der Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin, 1970, p.401.
The gilding, of very high quality, with double patina on very light finishes is one of the finest example of its kind.
In view of these elements, it is very likely that our console was ordered from Georges Jacob by a prestigious sponsor.
The exceptional qualities of sculpture and gilding make it a collector's item of the greatest rarity.

* Georges Jacob (1739-1814) is a carpenter received master in Paris in 1765.
He is quite simply one of the most prolific carpenters of the second half of the 18th century.
Supplier to Queen Marie Antoinette, he collaborated with the greatest decorators of his time: Hubert Robert for example for the armchairs of the Rambouillet dairy but also Delafosse, Prieur or Percier and Fontaine.
It supplies the palaces of Versailles, St Cloud, Les Tuileries, Fontainebleau ...
Its period of activity is from 1765-1796.
He then sold the business to his two sons who founded Jacob Frères.
He died in 1814.

Franck Baptiste Provence

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