Rare console table in gilded oak wood.
Half-moon shaped model, the headband finely carved with a frieze of daisies in vegetable windings, and framed by two friezes of heart stripes and palmettes separated by pearls.
The spindle foot with twisted fluting is rudented with asparagus, it is finished with a Corinthian capital which supports the upper part.
The capital presents a strong sculpture in elegy, visible on the three sides.
Original Arabesco Carrara marble top, with a Greek cutout that follows the contour of the console.
Very good state of conservation, original gilding and extreme finesse of the sculpture.
Parisian work from the Louis XVI period to be compared with the deliveries of Georges Jacob and Jean Baptiste Claude Sené for the Queen at St Cloud.
Height: 86cm; Width: 65cm; Depth: 30cm
Our opinion :
Whether by its design, inherited from the discoveries of the great ancient sites of Pompei and Herculaneum, or by the quality of its conception, with particularly remarkable carving and repair work, our console represents the quintessence of the purest Louis XVI style. XVI fashionable in Paris.
This style combines a floral decoration that Marie Antoinette loved, with elements from classical antiquity, Roman, Greek or Egyptian.
Or find the twisted columns and the friezes of flowers, associated with classic capitals, on the joinery delivered in the years 1785/1788 by Sené and Jacob for the queen at the Château de St Cloud.
This last great Louis XVI style will still remain in fashion until the 1800s, under the impetus in particular of the Empress Joséphine who will inherit these decorations desired by the queen.
Our console was most certainly in pair originally, with a similar console, formerly in our collection, which was found at the Berghof in the house of Adolph Hitler, a few years after having been looted on Place Vendôme, from the great merchant Jacques Seligmann .
6 000 €