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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 368

    A CONSULAT ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND ACAJOU MOUCHETE LIBRARY TABLE

    STAMPED 'JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE', CIRCA 1800

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    A CONSULAT ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND ACAJOU MOUCHETE LIBRARY TABLE
    STAMPED 'JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE', CIRCA 1800
    Of rectangular form with an gilt-tooled green leather top, above two frieze drawers, a coffre-fort to the right-side drawer, raised on a tressle base on paw feet, joined by a turned stretcher, ormolu border to the top later, feet regilt, one foot with different casting and chasing, possibly replaced, while the other three are probably original, blocks to the bottom of the feet stamped 'I,II,III,IIII', the stamp is under left side of the trestle
    29.5 in. (75 cm.) high, 63.5 in. (161.5 cm.) wide, 31.5 in. (80 cm.) deep


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    This stamp, 'JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE' is associated with George II and François-Honoré-George and was used between 1796 and 1803.

    This table evokes the antique style popularized largely by Percier and Fontaine in their Recueil de décorations intérieurs, Paris 1812.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
    (LOTS 361-368)