A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE
A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE
A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE
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A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE

AFTER THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO JULES DEGOULLONS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTRE TABLE
AFTER THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO JULES DEGOULLONS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The later rectangular portor marble top above four pierced and high-relief carved legs decorated each modelled as two addorsed female herm figures hung with foliate garlands and shell motifs, joined by an undulating X-frame stretcher centred by a rosette against a trellis-work ground
33 ½ in. (85 cm.) high; 73 in. (185.5 cm.) wide; 34 ¾ in. (88.5 cm.) deep
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This centre-table relates closely to a console attributed to sculptor Jules Degoullons and supplied in 1713 for the Château de Bercy. Together with his atelier of André and Mathieu Legoupil, Marin Bellan and Pierre Taupin, Degoullons was responsible for much of the carved panelling and related furniture supplied to Charles-Henri II de Malon de Bercy, between 1712 and 1714. At the four-day auction of the contents of Château de Bercy in 1860, the table was purchased by Napoleon III and placed in the national collection (see Bill G. B. Pallot, Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Paris, 1993, Vol. II, pp. 36-39). The model became very popular with Parisian ébénistes towards the end of the 19th century, and among others was copied by François Linke. See Christie's East, New York, 24 May 1993, lot 338 for an example by the latter supplied for the Grosvenor Square home of Elias Meyer. Another nineteenth-century example sold Christie's, London, 15 March 2012, lot 86 (£39,650 including premium).

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