French Louis XVI St. Mid 19th Century Moucheté Mahogany Parisian Dessert Console Possibly By Grohé
Item # 8749
A stunning French Louis XVI st. mid 19th century moucheté mahogany and ormolu Parisian dessert console, possibly by Guillaume Grohé. The console is raised on fluted tapered legs with ormolu sabots and top caps. Above is a contoured tier with ormolu border, a fitted white Carrara marble and ormolu pierced gallery. Circular fluted columns at the front and flat fluted columns at the back support the top. At the back is an impressive mouchette mahogany panel. At the frieze is a central wide drawer exquisitely decorated with finely chased ormolu mounts, in foliate and oval designs, at the front and sides. All below a white Carrara marble top fitted within a pierced ormolu gallery.
Guillaume Grohé (1808-1885) Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Grohé immigrated to Paris with his brother Jean-Michel in 1827. The brothers participated in the Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie Française, in 1834. They worked together under the name of Grohé Frères from 1847 to 1884. Grohé was awarded numerous medals of distinctions during his long career and was considered a highly respected Ébéniste, similar to François Linke. His firm supplied King Louis-Philippe and the French aristocracy, Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, as well as Queen Victoria.