A Regence style ormolu-mounted mahogany and rosewood marble-topped centre table
A Regence style ormolu-mounted mahogany and rosewood marble-topped centre table

BY FOREST, PARIS, CIRCA 1890

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A Regence style ormolu-mounted mahogany and rosewood marble-topped centre table
By Forest, Paris, Circa 1890
The rectangular yellow brecciated marble top with a bellflower border, above two frieze drawers, each with floral and foliate-cast handles, flanking an inset central drawer with a bearded mask, flanked by volute-cast scrolls, the sides with Bacchic masks, the reverse with similar false drawers, on cabriole legs headed with satyr masks and terminating in scrolled feet, the locks engraved with FOREST/A/PARIS
31¾in. (80.7cm.) high; 70½in. (179cm.) wide; 35½in. (90.3cm.) deep

Lot Essay

The Parisian firm of Forest is noted as having a shop at 14, rue Pierre-Picard in 1883 (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle, Paris, 1984, p. 201). The furniture produced by Maison Forest stands out in particular for its lavishly applied fine quality ormolu mounts and, as is evident in the present lot, for the strongly contrasting colours of the marble tops used.

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