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An Important Pair of Stately Console Tables In the Louis XVI Manner

An Important Pair of Stately Console Tables In the Louis XVI Manner

Dimensions: H: 37 in / 93 cm  |  W: 61 in / 154 cm  |  D: 20.5 in / 51 cm

19458

An Important Pair of Stately Console Tables
In the Louis XVI Manner

Constructed in carved and gilded wood; rising from four stop-fluted legs adorned with lotus bud forms and terminating in ionic capitals; having conjoining stylised 'X' form entretoises carved with a guilloche pattern; having centrally situated twin-handled urns; the aprons with scrolling foliate rinceaux and interspersed with paterae, and having arc-en-arbalette shaped Calacatta marble thumbnail-edged platforms. Stamped "B Stern / Bruxelles."
French, Circa 1880


Bearing the name of the Stern family, one of the most important and influential banking dynasties of Europe with ties going back to the 18th century. Still headquartered in Paris today, the Bank Stern expanded to major European cities throughout the 19th century, including London and Brussels.

A similar giltwood carved table, by the famous cabinetmaker Guillaume Grohé, with guilloche-carved stretchers and a twin-handled vase finial, dating to the mid-nineteenth century, is today in the Château de Chantilly, former home of the French King's son the Duc d'Aumale who was considered one of France's most important collectors and tastemakers.

REF No. 9729








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