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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A LOUIS XV GILTWOOD CONSOLE 'AUX CHIMERES'

    CIRCA 1730, IN THE MANNER OF NICOLAS PINEAU

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    A LOUIS XV GILTWOOD CONSOLE 'AUX CHIMERES'
    CIRCA 1730, IN THE MANNER OF NICOLAS PINEAU
    The serpentine pink brèche marble top above a central pierced cartouche, with the coat-of-arms of the Rohan family, within a pierced acanthus and floral-carved frieze, on cabriole legs entwined with chimères, joined by a pierced stretcher
    33 ½ in. (85 cm.) high; 52 ½ in. (133.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep


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    The serpent-dragons entwined around the legs derive from table patterns conceived by Nicolas Pineau in his Nouveaux Desseins de Pieds de Tables et de Vases et Consoles de Sculpture en bois, published by J. J. Mariette in 1734. The heads of the dragons are similar to those which appear on a console table in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, illustrated Chefs - d'oeuvre du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1985, p. 49, the pair to which is in the Toledo Museum, Ohio.
    Bearing the coat-of-arms of the illustrious Rohan family, this console was probably supplied to furnish one of the residences of the influent Cardinal Armand Gaston Maximilien de Rohan (1674-1749), Bishop of Strasbourg, including the Hôtel Rohan in Paris, and the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg.

    Provenance

    Probably Armand Gaston Maximilien de Rohan (1674-1749).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN