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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 174

    A FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED, COPPER, HORN-INLAID AND SPECIMEN WOOD MARQUETRY OCCASIONAL TABLE

    MARKED 'NOILL FERRIER', EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED, COPPER, HORN-INLAID AND SPECIMEN WOOD MARQUETRY OCCASIONAL TABLE
    MARKED 'NOILL FERRIER', EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Inlaid marquetry of Mont Saint-Michel, on attenuated cabriole legs joined by foliate-scrolled legs centered with a pierced shelf
    7½ in. (70 cm.) high, 22 in. (56 cm.) wide, 14½ in. (37 cm.) deep


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    The extraordinary design of this table, while clearly bridging the gap between late 19th and early 20th century design, references not only art nouveau elements, but also earlier French styles of the Baroque and the Louis XV periods, with its cabriole legs and scrolled carving and floral-inspired inlay. It is also an unusual combination of metal inlay and exotic woods -- which are cut to great dramatic and pictorial effect.