28 November 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN EMPIRE FRUITWOOD AND EBONIZED CIRCULAR CENTER TABLE,
EARLY 19TH CENTURY, REMOUNTED, WITH IMPERIAL INVENTORY MARKS G.M. E 238 57517 EN1011 CC1998, with marque au feu ELB and three fleur-de-lys
29½in. (75cm.) high, 33½in. (85cm.) diameter
The three fleur de lys marque au feu and letters EN and ELB indicate that this table was in both the Elysée Napoléon and the Elysée-Bourbon. A number of pieces bearing this mark have surfaced, and these include a suite of Louis XVI giltwood seat-furniture, circa 1780, sold anonymously at Christie's New York, 24 September 1999, lots 102-103, some also marked in ink EN (Elysée-Napoléon) and with a marque au feu ELB (Elysée-Bourbon).
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