Style Japonism, Chinoiserie / Ref.11329
Gabriel VIARDOT - Pair of Japanese applied consoles
Width: 11'' ¾ 30cm
Height: 15'' 38cm
Depth: 11'' ¾ 30cm
France, 19th century
This pair of applied consoles was made of tainted sycamore circa 1880-1890 by the famous french furniture maker of the late 19th century, Gabriel Viardot (1830-1904) as indicates the signature.
The consoles are composed beneath them of a square table with a sculpted decor of abstract geometrical motifs typical of the Asian art and lightened up with elements in polished varnished bronze finely carved.
Gabriel Viardot became famous from the 1870 with his production of furniture inspired by the Asiatic ones, of which he makes his specialty. He takes his inspiration from the 1867 Worlds's Fair where Japan participates for the first time. His very characteristic furniture production was sometimes inlaid with Tonkin mother-of-pearl, but always made with tinted sycamore wood.
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