• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 456

    An Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany console table


    Price Realised  


    An Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany console table
    By Jean-Joseph or Claude Chapuis, first quarter 19th Century
    The moulded rectangular white marble top above a plain frieze supported by columns, stamped CHAPUIS twice
    88 cm. high x 113 cm. wide x 52 cm. deep

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    This console, which is stamped CHAPUIS, was either executed by the Parisian ébéniste Claude Chapuis, who was active from 1797 until at least 1818, or by his celebrated Brussels counterpart Jean-Joseph Chapuis (1765-1864). Both employed a stamp without their initials, which complicates attribution. Jean-Joseph was undoubtedly the most successful of the two and supplied a wide variety of pieces to the Château de Laeken from 1806 onwards (D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle 1795-1889, Paris, 1989, pp. 118-121).

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