• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 200

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE

    LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER, AFTER THE MODEL BY JACOB-DESMALTER

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
    LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER, AFTER THE MODEL BY JACOB-DESMALTER
    The rectangular verde marble moulded top above a foliate-cast frieze with rosettes, on classically-draped female monopodiae, centred by square-sectioned supports mounted with winged maiden and anthemian, joined by H-shaped stretchers centred by a classical urn flanked by winged female sphinxes, the turned capitals above the maiden supports later
    30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 51 in. (129.5 cm.) wide; 31½ in. (80 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

    This elegant centre table is based on the celebrated console double faces supplied by Jacob-Desmalter for the apartment of Caroline Murat at the Palais de l'Elysée in 1808 which is now at the Grand Trianon (illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Les Ebénistes du XIXème Siècle, 2nd ed., p. 271).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.