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A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED CONSOLE TABLE
A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED CONSOLE TABLE
A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED CONSOLE TABLE
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A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED CONSOLE TABLE

BY JEANSELME, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED CONSOLE TABLE
BY JEANSELME, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The campan rubané marble top above two frieze drawers and 'S'-shaped carved corbel legs and panelled back, stencilled 'JEANSELME FILS GODIN/ ...'
41 in. (104 cm.) high; 60 in. (152 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 November 1992, lot 84.
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Lot Essay

The Parisian firm of Jeanselme, founded in 1824 and known as Jeanselme Frères from 1829, specialized in the design and manufacture of chairs and filled many orders for the Imperial households with part of their output remaining in the Mobilier National (see G. Janneau, Le Mobilier Français, les Sièges, Paris, 1999, p. 198). In the 1830s and 1840s family firm received several comissions to furnish several palaces including Fontainebleau and the Palais Royal. They remained one of the foremost firms of cabinet-makers in Paris until their demise in 1930.

By family tradition the present suite came the Château de Chantilly. Frederick Hegel, whose family later owned the suite recounts the history-

I think it was in 1906, my mother and father agreed to leave Skovgaard in the winter and move into the city, and rather suddenly my father bought a large house with five floors, Amaliegade Nr. 15. There were infinite rooms, and it became his joy and delight to furnish the house from cellar to attic, a project he achieved quite quickly. The most beautiful things he bought were from the eccentric antique dealer Petersen in Kronprinsessegade, who bought in France each year and brought home the most beautiful things. Mainly furniture. Some of the most beautiful pieces were the furniture for the large dining room. Black furniture with bronze mounts. They came from the Chantilly Castle, it was was once said, and this was confirmed as the Princess Marie of Orléons once visited my mother and father in the house and recognised the furniture, which is now at the Valdemar Castle.

Erindringer, p. 46 (translated from the Danish)


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