A Louis XIV Table de Milieu aux Cariatides attributed to Pierre Gole. A very rare and exceptional Louis XIV ebony, fruitwood and giltwood marquetry table with cariatids. The rectangular top decorated overall with a rich - peinture en bois - marquetry depicting a floral composition with a central basket of flowers, flanked by scrolling foliage with birds and butterflies. The frieze opening with two drawers on four giltwood caryatides legs support jointed together by a H-stretcher, and terminating with small ball feet. Louis XIV period piece of furniture, circa 1680.
Pierre Gole, born around 1620 in Bergen, Holland, was a cabinetmaker to King Louis XIV of France. From 1656, Pierre Gole was the king's master carpenter in ebony and from 1662, he supplied King Louis XIV and the Grand Dauphin with numerous pieces of furniture and other marquetry cabinets for the Château de Versailles and other royal castles.
In 1681, he exercised his talent in a workshop at the Manufacture des Gobelins and died in Paris on 27 November 1684.
Really good condition