An Exceptional Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Centre Table In the Manner of Adam Weisweiller ,with an unusual Amethyst and Marble Top.

An Exceptional Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Centre Table In the Manner of Adam Weisweiller ,with an unusual Amethyst and Marble Top.

c. 1890 France

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An Exceptional Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Centre Table In the Manner of Adam Weisweiller ,with an unusual Amethyst and Marble Top.

This refined Louis XVI design is based on the famous dressing table by the cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler and delivered by the marchand-mercier Daguerre for Marie Antoinette’s cabinet intérieur at the Château de Saint-Cloud. Queen Marie Antoinette purchased the château de Saint-Cloud from the Duke of Orléans in 1785 and commissioned Daguerre to provide many of the furnishings.

Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820), was a pre-eminent cabinet maker working in Paris from 1777 onwards, the year he was married. He became a maître-ébéniste in 1778, and set up his workshop on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and worked mainly for the marchands-merciers. These middlemen, such as Dominique Daguerre, would then sell Weisweiler's works to members of the French court, including Queen Marie-Antoinette, the king of Naples, and England's Prince Regent (later George IV).
Alcouffe D., Dion-Tennenbaum A., Lefebure A., ‘Le mobilier du musée du Louvre’, Dijon, Editions Faton, 1993, p 288- 291.

Pradere A., ‘Les ébénistes Français de Louis XV à la Révolution’, Paris, Edtions Le Chêne, 1989, p 389.
Dimensions
Height 79.00 cm (31.10 inches)
Width 100.00 cm (39.37 inches)
Depth 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Stock Code
B67394
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