A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND GREEN-STAINED WOOD MARQUETRY OCCASIONAL TABLE
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND GREEN-STAINED WOOD MARQUETRY OCCASIONAL TABLE
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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND GREEN-STAINED WOOD MARQUETRY OCCASIONAL TABLE

BY PIERRE ROUSSEL, CIRCA 1770

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND GREEN-STAINED WOOD MARQUETRY OCCASIONAL TABLE
BY PIERRE ROUSSEL, CIRCA 1770
The hinged circular top with pierced gallery inlaid with a village scene depicting a river, bridge and two swans surrounded by a rosette-filled guilloche frieze, revealing an interior fitted with a removable green velvet-lined tray and two secret drawers, the tambour body with a panelled frieze depicting quivers, vases and ewers, above a sliding door similarly inlaid with a village scene opening to reveal three further drawers, the two other sides with conformingly decorated marquetry panels, on cabriole legs terminating in acanthus cast sabots
29 ½ in. (75 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) diameter
Provenance
The René Fribourg Collection, Part II, sold Sotheby's, London, June 25-October 18, 1963, lot 770.
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Lot Essay

Pierre Roussel, maître in 1745.

This elegant and unusual transitional occasional table is typical of the production of Pierre Roussel, who concentrated mainly on pieces decorated with fine marquetry for which he became particularly well known. In the 1769 Almanach de vray mérite, he is quoted as one of the foremost ébénistes of Paris. One of his biggest patrons was the Prince de Condé for whom he supplied with 10,000 livres’ worth of furniture for the Palais Bourbon and the Château de Chantilly (A. Pradère, Les Ébénistes Français de Louis XIV à la Revolution, Paris, 1989, p.319.). A closely related table stamped by Roussel from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection with the same marquetry top depicting a village with a river and two amorous swans was sold Christie’s, London, Dec 14, 2000, Lot 323.

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