Offered by: Nick Brock Antiques
2909 North Henderson Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 , United States Call Seller 214.828.0624


Louis XVI Mahogany, Ormolu and Marble Desserte signed I. PAFRAT, circa 1775

$ 26,000
  • Description
    A Louis XVI ormolu and white marble mounted flame mahogany console desserte, stamped "I. PAFRAT," circa 1775, the shaped demilune, gray veined white marble top within a reticulated three quarter inch gallery of continuous undulating ribbon entwined arches, above a frieze centering a single recess paneled long drawer, enclosing a pair of twist swagged drapery cast handles on disc backplates flanking a bronze lined keyhole and framed by a beaded leaf tip encadrement, within turret pilaster sides with gilt bronze mille rais detailed mounts, flanked by similarly mounted and paneled curved sides, raised on Doric columnar bronze lined fluted legs ending on circular socles, and a conforming white marble inset shelf stretcher with bronze string inlaid sides, raised on ringed toupie feet tapering to similarly modeled sabots, including a reticulated hand chased gilt bronze and cut steel key. Measures: Height 38.25", width 50.00", depth 18.50" Note: Jean-Jacques Pafrat (French d. 1793) maitre ébéniste, 1785. He was known to have trained under the celebrated ébéniste Martin Carlin and had an aristocratic as well as wealthy clientele. This included furniture commissioned and supplied to the Duc d'Orléans for the Château du Raincy.

    A related console desserte signed by Pafrat was sold Christie's New York 17 May 2006, lot 14, $19,200.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Documentation Notes: stamped with maker's stamp I. PAFRAT, see image
    Origin: France
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: ormolu / cast gilt bronze, carrara marble top, mahogany solids and veneers
    Condition: Good. good / appropriate for age and use
    Creation Date: circa 1775
    Styles / Movements: Louis XVI, Traditional
    Dealer Reference Number: NB
    Incollect Reference Number: 460871
  • Dimensions
    W. 50 in; H. 18.5 in; D. 18.5 in;
    W. 127 cm; H. 46.99 cm; D. 46.99 cm;
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