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A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS

A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE DESSERTE (CONSOLE TABLES) OF REGENCE STYLE BY LEYS,PARIS

£35,000.00

Details

LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY.


EACH CARVED WITH CENTRAL CHERUB HEADS,ACANTHUS FOLIAGE & STYLISED SHELLS ON A LATTICE GROUND.


THE LEGS ALSO CARVED TO THE REAR.


MIRRORED GLASS & BEAD COVERED EMBROIDERED LACE INSERTS.


WITH LATER ITALIAN BRECCIA PERNICE MARBLE TOPS. EACH TABLE STAMPED FIVE AND SIX TIMES "LEYS A PARIS"


FOR A RELATED PAIR BY LEYS, SEE CHRISTIES,THE COLLECTOR,SILVER AND 19TH CENTURY FURNITURE,SCULPTURE,CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART,14TH NOVEMBER,2019,LOT 681.(£41,250)


39 INCHES, (99CM) HIGH.
59 INCHES, (150CM) WIDE.
15.75 INCHES, (40CM) DEEP.

20 IMAGES OF TABLES. 

THOROUGHLY DYNAMIC AND UNUSUAL PAIR.


PRICE £35,000 GBP. BANK TRANSFERS,VIEWINGS,DISCUSSIONS,ETC ALL WELCOMED.

As an interior decorator, Hoentschel  who was born in 1855, practiced one of the more ephemeral arts. His money — lots of it — came from his position as head of Maison Leys, the foremost interior decoration firm of turn-of-the-century Paris. He had worked his way up, starting at 12 as an apprentice in the firm’s upholstery workshop, gaining a love of carved wood and an instinct for meticulous craftsmanship. He became a connoisseur of 18th-century French furniture, which equipped him well to lead a revival of interiors redolent of pre-Revolutionary France among the superrich, a fashion that receded only in recent decades. 

He was virtually an architect of interiors, a sometime ceramist and a charming and sophisticated companion — one of the few men in his line of work to socialize with clients. He was, as well, an advocate for design who assembled and sometimes even sponsored pavilions for international expositions in Paris and the United States.

Hoentschel was also an amateur curator. For business, but evidently also for pleasure, he accumulated vast amounts of furniture, painted and carved wood panels and all kinds of scraps, which he arranged densely but sensitively throughout his storerooms and residence. Many of his friends referred to these displays as his “private museum.”



COUNTRY HOUSE AND EASTERN INTERIORS CATER FOR A QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH LOOK APPROACHED FROM AN EASTERN PERSPECTIVE,BLENDING EAST AND WEST TASTES SELLING ALL TYPES OF AUTHENTIC EASTERN INTERIOR DESIGN WITH CARPETS AND RUGS,ORIENTALIST ART & COUNTRY HOUSE ANTIQUES AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS FOR THE EVERYMAN.