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A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE
A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE
A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE
A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE
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A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE

CIRCA 1790-1800

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A RUSSIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE
CIRCA 1790-1800
With oval three-quarter galleried top edged with laurel banding above a panelled frieze fitted with a drawer, on circular tapering stop-fluted legs headed by paterae and joined by an X-shaped beaded stretcher, on casters, with remnants of a paper label inscribed in Cyrillic
31 in. (79 cm.) high, 32 in. (81.5 cm.) wide, 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Garrick Stephenson, New York.
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Lot Essay

Showcasing the natural beauty of the mahogany, this beautiful table is clearly based on French and German examples of the late eighteenth century that were influenced by contemporaneous English models. Although beauty of the mahogany is highlighted by a variety of finely-chased ormolu mounts that give this lot a French appearance, the undulating upcurving stretchers make this table particularly Russian in style. Such trademark design elements were created by German cabinetmakers active in Russia during the late eighteenth century such as Christian Meyer (born c. 1750) and Heinrich Gambs (1765-1831), who supplied luxurious furniture to the Imperial Court. A glass-inlaid mahogany table of the same shape attributed to Christian Meyer is illustrated A. Chenevière: Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780-1840, New York, 1988, p. 97

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