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A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

CIRCA 1780

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A LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
CIRCA 1780
The shaped grey-veined white marble top above a conforming frieze with a central mask of Apollo flanked by branches of scrolling laurel leaves, the paterae-headed, tapering fluted legs ending in paterae and ovoid feet and joined by a fruiting and entrelac-carved stretcher, the underside to marble top incised 'R', regilt with signs of the possibly original green-painted surface
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high, 31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep

Lot Essay

This elegant console brings to mind the advanced neo-classical designs of Jean-François de Neufforge. A particularly similar model with a mask of Apollo to the center of the frieze, and with tapering fluted legs joined by a flat stretcher with entrelac carving to the top surface, is illustrated in C. Packer, French Furniture by the Master Èbènistes, Newport, 1956, fig. 97.

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