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About the object
A Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Console Tables, In the Manner of Adam Weisweiler.
French, Circa 1880.
Each table has a rectangular with fleur de pecher marble top above three drawers with a scrolling foliate frieze, the tables are raised on four fluted legs united by a looped stretcher.
Adam Weisweiler was German-born. Although scholars know nothing about his apprenticeship and early training, records show that he was established in Paris in 1777, the year he was married. He became a maître-ébéniste in 1778, and set up his workshop in the unfashionable quarter of Paris on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and worked mainly for the marchands merciers. These middlemen, such as Dominique Daguerre, would then sell Weisweiler's works to members of the French court, including Queen Marie-Antoinette, the king of Naples, and England's Prince Regent (later George IV).