• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 551

    A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular serpentine white and grey marble top above a pierced rocaille carved frieze with C-scrolls centred by the French Royal coat-of-arms surmounted by a crown, on cabriole carved legs
    79 cm. high x 138 cm. wide x 91 cm. deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The design for this table was inspired by a series of giltwood stands created for Louis XV between 1731-1757, called Tables des Chasses. Each was created for a stucco top showing maps of various royal domains. The present table most closely follows the table created by Roumier in 1731 for the top showing the map of Versailles. Cf D.Meyer Versailles Furniture of the Royal Palace Dijon, 2002, pp. 200-209.

    Special Notice

    Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.