Pair French Empire Ormolu Giltwood Console Tables
Our pair of French Empire giltwood consoles with ormolu mounts date from the early 19th century and feature a black marble top, frieze with facing griffins flanked by rosettes and Egyptian monopedia front supports above an ebonized stretcher with guilloche motifs along the front and sides, and mirrored rear panels.
Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770-1841), son of a well-known chairmaker, Georges Jacob.
There are scratches and small chips to the marble tops. There are scattered scratches, rubbing wear, nicks and dents, and some small losses to the gilt finish, small spots of inpainting/regilding, and scratches and silvering losses to the mirrors.
Provenance: Galerie Kugel, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Camu, Paris, acquired from Kugel circa 1975; Didier Aaron, Paris; Sydell Miller, La Rêverie estate, Palm Beach, Florida.
Ms. Miller is the co-founder of Matrix Essentials. Following the passing of her husband, she sold the La Reverie estate in 2019 for $109 million. The sale of her extraordinary collection of antiques brought almost $18 million at Christie's in New York in June, 2021.