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This fine centre table has an oval top decorated all over with Boulle marquetry inlay in the manner of Jean Bérain with intricate arabesques of scrolling foliage and strapwork punctuated by exotic figures and grotesques. The top is banded in gilt-bronze and the frieze centred to each side with a fine gilt-bronze female grotesque mask. The table is supported on four ebonised and boulle inlaid scrolling legs with gilt-bronze acanthus mounts, satyr masks and a cental urn.
The source for the intricate design of boulle marquetry decoration with its scrolling arabesque and exotic figures can be found in the work of French artists, Jean Cotelle (1607-1676), Jean Le Pautre (1617-1682), Paul Androuet Du Cerceau (c. 1630-1713), and most directly Jean Berain (1639-1711), whose designs for ornament were published in the late seventeenth century and became widely influential.
|Height||73.00 cm||(28.74 inches)|
|Width||135.00 cm||(53.15 inches)|
|Depth||92.00 cm||(36.22 inches)|