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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 427

    A CHARLES X NEO-GOTHIC MAHOGANY AND INLAID DRUM TABLE

    CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO MAISON GIROUX

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES X NEO-GOTHIC MAHOGANY AND INLAID DRUM TABLE
    CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO MAISON GIROUX
    The circular revolving top inlaid with radiating arcaded rays above four frieze drawers on an architectural faceted central support issuing buttresses supported by tapering columns on a scrolled tripartite plinth and concealed casters
    30½ in. (77 cm.) high; 49 in. (124 cm.) diameter


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    The loo-table, conceived in the early l9th Century Grecian manner with altar-drum on plinth-supported pillar, is further embellished in the 1830s romantic or antiquarian 'gothic' fashion, as popularised by publications such as F.W. Mercker, Practische Zeichnungen von Meubles im neuesten und geläuteresten Geschmacke mit beigefügtem Maastab fur Architekten, Tishler, Vergolder, Bildhauer, Leipzig, 1831-1844.

    The Maison Alphonse Giroux was established in 1799 at 7, rue du Coq-Saint-Honorè, Paris. In 1838, the expanded business operated under the name of Giroux & Cie., frequently winning medals at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie française . In 1857, the business relocated to 43, boulevard des Capucines, where it remained until 1867, when it was taken over by Duvinage and Harinckouk.

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