An Excellent Late 19th Century Gilt-Bronze and Sèvres Style Porcelain Mounted Kingwood and Ebonized Wood Center Table
Item # CC1489
The rectangular shaped table with nine individual turquoise painted porcelain plaques, the large oval center plaque depicting a man and women at leisure, the surrounding large plaques with romantic scenes and the circular plaques with cherubs at play, the kingwood banded and ebonized base with two gilt bronze winged trumpet playing putti attached by floral swags.
The center plaque signed by the artist Danjou.
In late 1739 – early 1740 the Sèvres Porcelain Factory opened in the Royal Château of Vincennes, Sixteen years later in 1756 the factory moved to the village of Sèvres located outside of Paris and in route to Louis XV’s Palace of Versailles where it became the preeminent porcelain manufacturer in Europe. When the company ran into financial difficulties, the King who had become an avid client bought out the shareholders and became the sole owner. The factory remained in the royal family until it was nationalized following the French Revolution.
The range of objects produced in the first half of the nineteenth century was enormous, as were the types of decoration that they employed. The Sèvres factory produced ninety-two new designs for vases. The factory is still in production today.
Height – 30 inches / 76cm
Width – 39.5 inches / 100cm
Depth – 32 inches / 81cm