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A Fine Marquetry Table in the Manner of J-F Oeben

H: 28.5 in / 72 cm  |  W: 28 in / 70 cm  |  D: 19.5 in / 49 cm

Description

Constructed in kingwood, tulipwood, amaranth and specimen woods, with finely cast gilt bronze mounts; rising from foliate sabot shod cabriole legs, with pierced bronze espagnolettes at the shoulders; the apron of serpentine form; the wonderful marquetry hinged platform delineates a stylised naturalistic panorama, with architectural capriccios and martial trophies, rising to reveal an interior compartment. French, Circa 1880

Literature

Jean-Francois Oeben (1721-1763) created some of the great masterpieces of furniture during the reign of Louis XV; the original model of the table, photographed in the bedroom of Madame de Pompadour at Versailles has virtually identical marquetry, and two very similar tables by Oeben may be seen in the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

REF No. 8828

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