An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener
An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener

JOSEPH-EMMANUEL ZWIENER (born c.1849)

An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table By Joseph Zwiener

c. 1880 France

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An Exceptionally Fine Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table

By Joseph Zwiener

In the manner of the 18th Century model by Riesener. The rectangular marble top above a frieze drawer, raised on square tapering legs, the whole cast with masks, floral garlands, ribbons, cascading flowers and set with Jasper plaques.

Born in Herdon, Germany, in 1849, Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener followed the tradition of some of the best ébnistes of the nineteenth century. He moved to Paris establishing a workshop at 12, rue de la Roquette, between 1880 and 1895. He produced a wide array of the very finest furniture, modeling in his own interpretations of the eighteenth century Louis XV Rococo style, veneered with the highest and finest quality marquetry and 'Vernis Martin' panels. Exhibiting at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, in 1889, Zwiener was awarded a gold medal for what the jury reported as 'dè ses dèbuts à une Exposition Universelle, [il] s'est mi au premier rang par la richesse, la hardinesse, et le fini de ses meubles incrustés de bronze et fort habilment marquetés.'


Zwiener was closely associated with François Linke, and the two houses produced work which, at first glance, is remarkably similar and with occasionally identical mounts. The similarities are made more likely by the fact that the brilliant sculptor, Léon Messagé, worked initially for Zwiener and subsequently, upon Zwiener's departure for Berlin to work on furniture commissioned by Freidrich Wilhelm II , he was employed in the workshop of François Linke. It appears that Zwiener, unlike Linke, did not sign all his work, although some stamped pieces with his name and/or his "Z" initial are documented. There is some uncertainty between the recorded stamp E. Zwiener and the work of a Julius Zwiener, a Berlin cabinetmaker who made furniture in a very similar style, most notably for the above mentioned Freidrich Wilhelm II. Research suggests however, that the German born Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, based in Paris from 1880-1895 and Julius Zwiener, recorded in Berlin after 1895, are probably one and the same. Since the eighteenth century, it had been a common practice for foreign cabinetmakers to gallicise their names whenever they worked in France.
Dimensions
Height 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
Width 45.00 inch (114.30 cm)
Depth 24.00 inch (60.96 cm)
Stock Code
CC697
Medium
Bronze, wood, marble and Porcelain
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Zwiener
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.

Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
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