Circa 1740 Louis XV Wall Mount Console Tables / PAIR
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a highly important pair of Louis XV period wall mount console tables, circa 1740. In carved and gilded wood, each with their original Rouge Royale marble tops resting on a pierced serpentine apron composed of foliate volutes, adorned at the center with a heart-shaped motif surrounded by rocaille shells. Supported on pierced cabriole legs adorned with acanthus volutes that descend from cartouches and terminate with inwardly scrolled acanthus feet, joined by a stretcher composed of C-scrolls with a central shell form cartouche decorated with fruits and foliage. Evidence of old repair to marble. Very old pine structural reinforcements underneath marble.
Provenance: Count Filippo Giordano delle Lanze. Venice (possibly from his residence, Palazzo Dario) Anonymous Sale, Christie's, Monaco 20 June 1994, lot 214 Christie's New York, Wednesday, 17 May 2006, Sold for $96,000 USD.