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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY TABLE A ECRIRE
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY TABLE A ECRIRE
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY TABLE A ECRIRE
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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY TABLE A ECRIRE

AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY GERVAIS-MAXIMILIEN-EUGÈNE DURAND, PARIS, CIRCA 1870

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY TABLE A ECRIRE
AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY GERVAIS-MAXIMILIEN-EUGÈNE DURAND, PARIS, CIRCA 1870
The rectangular top with pierced three-quarter gallery, above a frieze drawer centred with a pair of putti, the sides each mounted with Minerva's helmet, supported on tapering legs each headed by flower swags, joined by a shaped galleried undertier, on castors, twice stamped 'G. DURAND' to the underside
29½ in. (75 cm.) high, 23¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 17¼ in. (44 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

The present table is a direct copy of Jean-Henri Riesener's original supplied in 1780 for Marie-Antoinette's cabinet intérieur at Versailles. In the 19th century's leading ébénistes often reproduced this model, including François Linke (index no. 881) and E.-Guillaume-Edmond Lexcellent. An example by the latter sold at Christie's, London, 22 September 2011, lot 198 (£18,750) and a finely-mounted version by Durand, like the present lot, sold at Christie's, New York, 21 October 2015, lot 76 ($43,750).

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