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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 341

    A FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD TABLE À OUVRAGE

    SECOND-HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS OEBEN

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD TABLE À OUVRAGE
    SECOND-HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS OEBEN
    The pierced brass gallery above a panelled door on down-scrolled legs joined by two under-tiers
    33 in. (84 cm.) high; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) diameter


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    The sun-flowered and china-railed work-table (table à ouvrage, table en cabaret à café or Table à thé), is designed in the Louis XVI antique fashion. It relates to the 1760s Grecian altar-tripod table called an 'athénienne'; and to the work-table (chiffonière) featured in the National Gallery's 1760s portrait of Madame de Pompadour by Drouais (see A. Boutemy, 'Jean-Francois Oeben Meconnu', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, April 1964, pp. 223 and 224; and discussion of the related tables in O. Hughes', The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Furniture, London, 1996, vol. II, nos. 22 and 212).

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