Large and Important Louis XVI Style Console Table from Blairsden House For Sale
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Large and Important Louis XVI Style Console Table from Blairsden House

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This very impressive console table comes from the famous American Country house Blairsden. This house built in Peapack NJ for C. Ledyard Blair and Mrs Florence Blair between 1898 and 1903.The house was created and decorated by the important architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings. The firm produced many homes, churches, monuments and public buildings for Americas gilded age notables. Blairsden boasts extensive landscaped gardens in the manner of the French Baroque in the tradition of Andre Le Notre. The interiors as well where extensively set out and incorporated appropriate French and English furniture complimenting the decorative schemes. No expense was sparred to create this house and grounds based on the ideals of Edwardian splendor and the ideal modern residence. This house was listed in 1903 upon its completion in the survey of American Estates & Gardens published by Barr Ferree. While much was spoken of its location, setting, architectural accomplishments and style the summation of the listing called "Blairsden one of the most elaborate and extensive schemes of its kind ever carried out in America." This table was formally part of the dining rooms complete redecoration by the architectural firm carried out in 1913. The room was originally planned around dark paneling and a warm even family style catering to their children. The new rooms scheme was greatly enlarged and lightened up considerably by extensive plaster work and painting in the Adams style. This table and a mate was used to center two opposing walls and complimented the inset painted panels and plaster work ceiling which contained many references to swags, pateria and other classical motifs. This table has been pictured in several period photographs. (http://www.historicalsocietyofsomersethills.org/Images/blairsden/PG_Blairsden_diningroom_c1915.jpg) and the house is extensively spoken of in the comprehensive book published in 2006 by Acanthus Press encompassing the principles ideals and the extent of there work especially in the Beaux-Arts elegance associated with many great cities in this country. The house and grounds are extent and mostly intact while much of the out buildings are in disrepair and most if not all of the interiors have been stripped of the contents. The present piece listed is constructed of wood carving gessoed painted and gilded. The top of particular interest lightens the heavy sense of the form by being a beautifully conceived rectangle with several borders encasing an extended oval again referenced in the dining rooms decorated scheme. All of this done in incredible mahogany veneers using the different grains to create a play of light and dark. Each section is line inlaid with ebony making the distinctions visible and dynamic. Had the typical marble top been used the design would be completely overpowering and far to luxurious for American tastes. The polychromed work runs from a light green to a dusty grey and the gilded details are done in a soft light yellow or lemon gold.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 37 in. x W 96 in. x D 29 in.H 93.98 cm x W 243.84 cm x D 73.66 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU81135321083
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