Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of consoles (consoles d'appliques)

Date:
18th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Carved and gilded wood
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 27 1/2 × 10 3/4 × 7 in. (69.9 × 27.3 × 17.8 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.199a, b
Not on view
The bold scrolls and thick pendent swags of laurel are components of a style called gout grec, which flourished in the early 1760s and was popularized by several series of ornament engravings by the architect and designer Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734–1791).
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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