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Pair of kingwood card tables by G. Durand

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes Original labels; documented in literature.
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Kingwood, gilded bronze
Dimensions
W. 32.5 in; H. 29.5 in; D. 16 in;
W. 82.55 cm; H. 74.93 cm; D. 40.64 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date c. 1890
Number of Pieces 2-3
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.
Styles / Movements Belle Epoque, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 266251
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