Exceptional console table with four legs in carved and gilded oak. The animated crosses, decorated with eggs and darts pattern and interlacing, surround leaves. Highly worked aheart-leaves and garlands of forget-me-not flowers of roses and acorns surround the top in marble breccia of Languedoc. The four feet, terminated by balls with gadroons, are gathered by a strut decorated with interlacings topped in the center of a large vase from which escape garlands of flowers. The rich decor of flowers and garlands is retained by ribbons and knots. Furniture from the early Louis XVI period, Paris around 1765. The shape and decoration are similar to the drawings of two great neoclassical ornemanists, Jean Louis Prieur (1732-1795) and Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-1789), sculptors in ornaments, modelers and bronze sculptors, members of the academy of Saint Luke. They have designed neo-classical furniture, bronzes... The shape of the belt, as well as the volute uprights carved out of a deep groove, can be found on a console preserved at the Paul Getty Museum, inspired by the drawings of Jean Louis Prieur.
Old collection Joseph Bardac sale at the Galerie Georges Petit in 1927 lot N ° 120.