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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE DESSERTE

    BY FIDELIS SCHEY, CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE DESSERTE
    BY FIDELIS SCHEY, CIRCA 1790
    With three-quarter gallery and carrara marble top above three frieze drawers, on ring-turned stop-fluted supports with chandelles, joined by a conforming undertier, on ring-turned tapering legs with capped feet, stamped to the reverse 'F SCHEY', with indistinct chalk inscription to the reverse and remains of a paper label inscribed in ink '..xth..'
    38¾ in. (98 cm.) wide; 34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 17¼ in. (44 cm.) deep


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    Fidelis Schey, maître in 1788.

    Fidelys Schey worked from a shop in the rue Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in Paris with a saleroom adjacent, run by his wife. He mainly produced mahogany and mahogany-veneered furniture. In 1786 he delivered several pieces of furniture, including two tables à jeux, to the château de Fontainebleau.

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