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A Fine Regence Style Carved Limewood Console Table With A Brèche d'Alep Marble Top
c. 1870 France
Offered by Adrian Alan
This superb console table has a shaped brèche d'Alep marble top above a finely carved frieze with foliate guilloche running pattern and an exuberant acanthus carved apron. The scrolled legs are headed by exceptional carved allegorical espagnolettes. Those to the front modelled as 'Flora' with braided hair and floral headresses, representative of summer; the rear legs headed by horned satyrs with garlands of ivy, representative of winter. The legs are united by 'S'-shaped stretchers carved with monnaie pattern borders and centred by a large Grecian urn with floral garlands. The acanthus wrapped legs terminate in stylised lotus-leaf feet.
The console table is very finely carved from limewood, known as tilleul in France and linden in America. Celebrated by carvers for its relative softness and long grain, allowing for superb detail, it was used across Europe for fine detailed carving but somewhat infrequently in France. The firm of Fourdinois however is known to have been an exception. The use of limewood, combined with the quality of execution and the overall compositional narrative, suggests a very firm attribution to Fourdinois.
|Height||90.00 cm||(35.43 inches)|
|Width||141.00 cm||(55.51 inches)|
|Depth||52.00 cm||(20.47 inches)|