Ref. 1577

Console table
« à la cathédrale »

France
Circa 1830

Mahogany, Boxwood, Marble
Height : 85 cm (33,5 in.) ; Length : 121 cm (47,6 in.) ; Depth : 60 cm (23,6 in.)

Beautiful neo-Gothic style console table in mahogany and boxwood veneer. The veined marble top is underlined by a succession of broken molded arches evoking gothic architecture, and rests on six four-lobed columns in black stained wood with a quadrangular base, resting on an accolade-shaped base ending in eight flattened ball feet.

The Gothic style was brought back into fashion by the architect Jacques Hittorf (1792-1867) with the decorations made for the coronation of Charles X in 1824. It had a great success among the public with the success of literary works such as “Notre-Dame de Paris” by Victor Hugo in 1831 or the play by Alexandre Dumas, « La Tour de Nesle » in 1832. The furniture also followed the trend, as the neo-gothic salon of the princesse Marie d’Orléans in the Tuileries castle, or the neo-Gothic cabinet of the Count and Countess of Osmond in their Parisian hotel.

PAIRE DE CHAISES NEO-GOTHIQUE DE LA COMTESSE D’OSMOND

Pair of chairs by the cabinet-maker Jacob-Desmalter Around 1817-1820, Petit Palais, Paris (PP03509 et PP03510).

Capture d’écran 2022-01-21 à 16.20.22

Neo-gothic salon of the princess Marie d’Orléans, Oil on canvas by Prosper Lafaye, around 1838, Château de Versailles (Inv. MV 6120)

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