Console From Comtat Venaissin In Ironwork, Avignon Post Revolutionary. flag


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"Console From Comtat Venaissin In Ironwork, Avignon Post Revolutionary."
Contadine wall console from the papal enclave in Avignon ironwork of rectangular scalloped and curved shape. There is no cabinetry but locksmithing, here everything is only white-heated metal, the iron is beaten and hot-forced in powerful wooden molds, the sheet metal is pushed back onto sculpted dies and then chiseled for it. to be finally gilded with the leaf. The union of the two materials is only done by screwing, riveting, keying and eyelets. The belt, which is just as opulent as it is fyke with greedy curves, rests on a base with a double decreasing evolution of involute sticks in a gun dog; as lively as they are nervous, they are united by a bridge spacer centered with a leaf of a fleur-de-lys. Everything is a harmonious assembly of swirls with pigtails, and other foliage just as lively as they are sharp without forgetting the lines of growing pearls and other acanthus leaves or natural foliage without forgetting the fleur-de-lis, all assembled thanks to crushed eyelets, here everything is beaten flattened and forced on the anvil once taken out of the oven of the master locksmith. The whole is topped with a sheet of red marble from Flanders. This so specific work of the Venaissins master locksmiths gives this atypical console all its letters of nobility; one finds there the exuberance of the midday combined with the theatrical taste of a very Italian magnificence. The inventories of Father G Arnaud D'Agnel in his work; The Provençal and Comtadin furnishing furniture, volume one, part three plates CXXVII and CXXVIII teach us that some Aix, Marseillais or Avignon mansions had such rooms, the Davignon castle in the Camargue apart from an example kept its console since the 18th century . This art of working with iron, which could at first glance seem unsuitable for furniture, reached in Provence and in the Comtat Venaissin, a level of excellence which lasted beyond the Revolution. The rare examples surviving today easily testify to this, evoking in a dazzling manner what Aubin-Louis Millin wrote in 1807 in his Voyage dans les departments du Midi de la France about the locksmith Marin, established rue Sainte in Marseilles: "this ingenious worker manufactures, on iron blades, bas-reliefs and ornaments so well executed that one would believe them melted and repaired with a tool, while they are only beaten and ironed, as if goldsmith's work ”. It should be noted that for reasons of ease of fixing, as very often one of its former owners drilled the rear cross member in order to fix it more easily, whereas it traditionally rested on brackets inked in the wall. In addition, the two balls under the winding of the feet were probably brought back with the intention of increasing its height, again for probable reasons of congestion, the end (on the wall) of the marble corbin's beak has been slightly flattened by a few millimeters by a few centimeters. Post revolutionary Comtadin work of the 19th century. Dimensions at the marble width 118.5cm, depth 48.8cm. Height 89.8cm General terms of delivery: General terms of sale and delivery: The price indicated on the advertisement includes delivery throughout mainland France. For Germany, Belgium, Italy or Spain contact us for a quote. For the United States, non-EU Europe or the rest of the world contact us for a quote but the import taxes applicable in each country remain your responsibility.
Price : 4900 €
Period:19th century
Style:Louis 15th, Transition
Condition : Très bon état.

Material : Fer forgé, tôle dorée et marbre rouge des frandres.
Width : au marbre 118.8cm.
Height : 89.8cm
Depth : au marbre 48.8cm

Reference : 836257
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