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Museum console in mahogany and mahogany veneer decorated with sheathed cariatides and ice background, resting on a base with plinth. Rectangular in shape, the pilaster back legs, anterior pillars ended by the heads of caryatids, welcome an entablature capped with a white and gray marble veined. A belt decorated in its center with two sea dragons drinking at a fountain then, on either side, a stylized lotus flower surrounded by foliage. Marine dragons, which are rarely found in ornamentation, recall those of the Neptune basin and the Plat-fond at the castles of Versailles and Trianon.

The cariatid heads and the golden bronzes trim are of an exceptional quality of carving rarely visible on the market. This is similar to the work of Pierre-Philippe Thomire.

 

Its rectangular shape, elegant and sober, joins the characteristics of the consoles of the Empire era marked by a return to a certain simplification, sculptures more or less abundant, a more architectural structure.

 

The model presented has great similarities with several consoles by Jacob Desmalter and Bernard Molitor:

 

 

-a console delivered by Jacob-Desmalter on 19 November 1804 for the Palace of Fontainebleau.

«Furniture entered under the First Empire», Fontainebleau, Musée National du Château, Catalogue des collections de mobilier 3, Jean-Pierre Samoyault, éditions de la Réunion des Musées nationaux,Fig.34, p.105.

 

-a series of four consoles delivered in 1805 by Jacob-Desmalter for the dining room of the Petit Trianon.

«Furniture entered under the First Empire», Fontainebleau, Musée National du Château, Catalogue des collections de mobilier 3, Jean-Pierre Samoyault, éditions de la Réunion des Musées nationaux,Fig.40, p.109.

 

-suite of 4 identical consoles with Molitor-Ebéniste label delivered between 1809 and 1812 to Kassel for King Jerome of Westphalia.

«Molitor, cabinetmaker from Louis XVI to Louis XVIII» Ulrich Leben, éditions Monelle Hayot, pp.61 and 156.

-a console attributed to Molitor 1802-1805, provenance: The R.Fribourg Collection, sale SPB New York 17 and 18 October 1963.

«Molitor, cabinetmaker from Louis XVI to Louis XVIII» Ulrich Leben, éditions Monelle Hayot, Fig. 90 p.194.

 

Empire period.

 

Parisian work of a rare quality attributed to François Honoré Georges Jacob Desmalter ( 1770-1841 ) for cabinetmaking and Pierre Philippe Thomire ( 1751-1843 )for bronzes.

Very nice state of conservation.

Original mercury mirror.

 

Bibliography:

-Molitor, cabinetmaker from Louis XVI to Louis XVIII" Ulrich Leben, Éditions Monelle Hayot.

-Furniture entered under the First Empire , Fontainebleau, Musée National du Château, Catalogue des collections de mobilier 3, Jean-Pierre Samoyault, editions de la Réunion des Musées nationaux.

 

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Jacob Desmalter and P.P. Thomire, superb console Empire.

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    Width: 148 cm

    Height: 96 cm

    Depth: 58 cm

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