22 March 2001
The Louis-Philippe Château de St-Cloud jardinière
A Royal Louis-Philippe ormolu-mounted marquetry and kingwood jardinière
By Masson, Versailles, Circa 1840
Of serpentine outline, the inside with a removable metallic liner, the front and back each centred by a medallion depicting a scène champêtre, the sides each depicting ribbon-tied garden tools, on four cabriole legs, each headed by a foliate mount, on foliate sabots; stamped twice MASSON A VERSAILLES under the rim, the carcass with marque au feu inventory number STC 22126 and a paper label inscribed 256
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep
King Louis-Philippe of the French, Château de St-Cloud.
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Based 12, avenue de Versailles, the ébéniste Masson delivered many pieces of furniture to the Royal residences such as St Cloud, Versailles and the Grand Trianon, for King Louis-Philippe.
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