• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE

    STAMPED FOUR TIMES 'CHAPUIS' AND 'I.N', EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE
    STAMPED FOUR TIMES 'CHAPUIS' AND 'I.N', EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With later rectangular black marble top, on ormolu female term legs and plinth base, stamped to uprights beneath marble
    34 in. (87 cm.) high, 45 in. (114 cm.) wide, 18 in. (47 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 Chateau de Laeken from 1806 onwards (D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle 1796-1889, 1984, pp. 118-121).

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