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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 39

    A LATE LOUIS XV GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LATE LOUIS XV GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
    CIRCA 1760
    With serpentine-fronted grey and red variegated marble top, with laurel-draped frieze, regilt
    33 in. (84 cm.) high, 61 in. (155 cm.) wide, 25½ in. (64 cm.) deep


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    This laurel-swag-draped console demonstrates the tempering of the undulating rococo line by more severe symmetrical ornament pointing to a nascent neo-classicism. A very similar console sold anonymously, Sotheby's, New York, 5 November 1998, lot 437, and a further closely related console with laurel swags centering a floral bouquet sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 1 November 1990, lot 141, while a further console of very similar design was sold Sotheby's, Monaco, 21 February 1988, lot 776.

    Provenance

    The Collection of Gianni Versace; Sotheby's, New York, 5-7 April 2001, lot 353.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION
    (LOT 39)