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April 8, 2016 10:00AMCalender

Louis XVI-style Gilt-bronze Fruitwood Marquetry Table

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 08, 2016 10:00AM


Louis XVI-style Gilt-bronze Fruitwood Marquetry Table, France, 20th century, in the manner of Jean-Henri Riesener, mahogany and fruitwood inlay, the top with the mythological figures of Urania and Calliope and allegorical scenes with putti depicting astronomy and the arts, surmounting a frieze with single spring-mechanism drawer supported flanked by acanthine-foliate mounts over tapered legs with anthemion-decorated feet, ht. 30 1/2, wd. 42 5/8, dp. 23 3/4 in.

N.B. Designed after the "Table des Muses" commissioned by Pierre-Elisabeth de Fontanieu and made by Jean-Henri Riesener for King Louis XVI. The original is now in The Petit Trianon, Chateau de Versailles, and was widely copied by Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley, Dasson, Linke, and others throughout the 19th century.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Slightly sun-bleached, some scattered minor nicks and abrasions throughout. Small section of veneer to front drawer lifting slightly. Otherwise in good overall condition.

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Louis XVI, Pierre-Elisabeth de Fontanieu, Jean-Henri Riesener, Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley, Calliope, Urania, Decorative arts, Desks, Inlay, Jean Henri Riesener, Jean-Henri, Marquetry, Palace of Versailles, Petit Trianon, Woodworking, France