Important Regence giltwood console - table with attributes and original gilding. The rectangular Rance des Ardennes marble top with rounded corners above a pierced frieze carved with acanthus leaves on an engraved ground, the apron centred by a cartouche decorated with a torch and quiver trophy, on acanthus cabriole legs joined by a scrolled X-shaped stretcher with a central platform decorated with a scallop shell. Piece of furniture from the first quarter 18th century. Our console table includes on the crossbar, under the marble, an inscription in period ink indicating an unidentified inventory number 464, as well as dimensions in 38 1/2 22 1/2 inches.
Due to the quality of its sculpture, this table belongs to the great repertoire of early 18th century consoles that had been produced by the Society for the King's Buildings. Our model is similar to the models made by Jules Degoullons (1671-1738), ordinary sculptor of the King providing the Society for the King's Buildings and honoring private commissions such as those placed by the intendant of finance Malon de Bercy.
Really good condition
Provenance, private collection, Palais Galliera sale, 7 April 1976, lot 88. Former collection Jean Bloch, Palais Galliera sale, 13 juin 1961, lot 133 (board XLIV).