A pair of kingwood card tables by G. Durand

Origin

France

Dates

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H  29.50 inch (74.93 cm)   W  32.50 inch (82.55 cm)   D  16.00 inch (40.64 cm)  

Dimensions
H  29.50 inch (74.93 cm)  
W  32.50 inch (82.55 cm)  
D  16.00 inch (40.64 cm)  

Description

A pair of kingwood card tables by G. Durand, each with a shaped folding top above a serpentine frieze and elegant cabriole legs with gilt bronze foliate mounts, edges and sabots, decorated overall with superb marquetry panels of cross-grained foliate scrolls against a counter-cube trellis ground. Stamped ‘G. DURAND’ and bearing the paper label ‘E. MOUGIN, 6 Rue Castex, Doreur sur Cuir – Gainier – Garnisseur pour l’Ameublement, Paris’ who would have supplied the ormolu mounts. Circa 1890.

Footnote: A similar side cabinet by G. Durand appears in Denise Ledoux-Lebard’s ‘Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle.’ In rosewood and purple-heart, it displays the same distinctive use of dark wood to create a silhouette effect in the floral sprays and the same cube-trellis in which the play of light is accentuated by the juxtaposition of cross-grained and counter-inlaid woods.

Condition

Excellent

£ 26500.00
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