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Console table – Louis XVI era

This console table was made circa 1766.

It was inspired by a model created by Pierre Deumier, who was a locksmith for the King’s Buildings.

It was chosen by Victor Louis for the Portrait Room, in the Royal Castle of Warsaw. He worked for Stanisław August Poniatowski, King of Poland.
It features chiselled, gilded bronze ornaments. The top was made of violet breche marble

Donated by Mme Jacques Balsan (born Consuelo Vanderbilt)
Château de Versailles.

Deux Consoles Louis-XVI, Musée de Versailles

This console table is typical of the neoclassical style that was popular during Louis XVI’s reign. It was made circa 1766 and was inspired by one of Pierre Daumier’s works of art. At the time, he was a locksmith for the King’s Buildings. This project was commissioned by Victor Louis for the King of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski. It was supposed to be featured in the Portrait Room in the Royal Castle of Warsaw.

Parisian furniture became famous across Europe owing to the talent of French craftsmen who were famous at the time. The craftsmanship that went into these pieces won over European monarchs, who commissioned pieces made by these craftsmen. A large number of royal palaces were mostly furnished with high quality Parisian pieces. It comes as no surprise that this console table was featured in the King of Poland’s private apartments.