Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage
Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage
Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage
Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage
Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage
Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage

FERDINAND DUVINAGE (worked 1870-1876)
ALPHONSE GIROUX (founded 1799)

Ormolu antique triptych table mirror by Giroux and Duvinage

19th century France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£45,000 gbp
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This antique ormolu table mirror has an exceptional inlay of ivory, brass and stained fruitwood on the doors to create a magnificent detailing of tropical birds among branches, opening to reveal the three parts of the mirror inside. It is surmounted with a floral garland pediment centered by a ribboned oval frame, all raised on three scrolled feet and with further support to the rear. It is notable by its makers, by Maison Giroux under the design of Ferdinand Duvinage.

The Maison Alphonse Giroux was established in 1799 by François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux, a French cabinet maker (ébéniste) and art restorer. The Parisian business began as a small enterprise, selling only the craftsman’s cabinetmaking works. However, Maison Alphonse Giroux soon expanded its scope and began specializing in the manufacturing and retail of ornate objets d'art and technically sophisticated furniture. Patronized by various members of the French Royal Family, including Louis XVIII, Charles X, Henri V, and Napoleon III, the design house was particularly known for its high quality of ormolu and lacquer work.

In 1838, the company was taken over by Giroux's two sons, Alphonse-Gustave and André, who – under the name of Alphonse Giroux & Cie. – continued and expanded the business. Alphonse Giroux & Cie. frequently exhibited at the Exposition des Produits de L'industrie Française, where the firm’s exceptional furniture successfully won medals on numerous occasions. In 1867, Alphonse Giroux & Cie. was taken over by Duvinage and Harinckouk. Production continued under Ferdinand Duvinage (d. 1874) and then the latter's widow, Rosalie.
Dimensions
Height 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Width 30.00 cm (11.81 inches)
Depth 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Stock Code
14684
Medium
mirror, ormolu fruitwood
Signed/Inscribed
Signed to the front 'FDBte' and to the reverse 'Mson GIROUX PARIS'
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