French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Honey Oak And Vert Campan Marble Demi-lune Consoles, Signed Schmit Ebéniste, Paris
Item # 8006
A very handsome pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. honey oak and Vert Campan marble demi-lune consoles, signed Schmit Ebéniste, Paris. Each console is raised on tapered fluted legs with giltwood beaded bands. The legs are joined by a solid demi-lune tier with giltwood bead and dart border. Fluted rectangular columns with fitted ormolu chandelles continue to support the frieze, and are decorated at the top with giltwood rosette blocks. Centered at the frieze is a wide drawer with ormolu keyhole escutcheon flanked by ormolu wreath designed pulls. All below the demi-lune Vert Campan marble accented with a giltwood bead and dart border.
Frédéric Schmit (1830-1880) was a renowned French Ebéniste of the 19th century. Active in Paris at the Rue de Charonne starting in 1856. Schmit received Gold Medals at the 1878 and 1889 Expositions Universelles in Paris.