French Louis XVI Style Ebonized Dining Table by Maison Jansen
Simply one of the finest French Louis XVI style ebonized dining tables by Maison Jansen having two 19.75" Leaves. This wonderfully bronze cast table simply has the finest of bronze mounts. The flame bronze sabots leading to a set of tapering Louis XVI style legs with bronze flame mounts terminating in a chiseled bronze cap. The apron having the very best quality bronze rose and vine decorations possible inside a bronze frame border with a rope bronze framing the finely ebonized table top. This piece is accompanied by a letter of Authentication from James Archer Abbott, Author of 'Designing Camelot: the Kennedy White House Restoration' as well as both Jansen Furniture Books. James Archer Abbott serves as Director and Curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library – one of two museums owned and operated by the university. Mr. Abbott's publications include the following exhibition catalogs: Visions of Washington Irving: Selections from the Collections of Historic Hudson Valley (co-author, 1991); Classical to 19th-Century America: The Influence of Berry Tracy on the Historical Interior (1994); and A Frenchman in Camelot: The Decoration of the Kennedy White House by Stéphane Boudin (1995). Mr. Abbott co-wrote with Elaine Rice a further exploration of the Kennedy White House décor, entitled Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration, which was published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1998. In 2006, he completed a well-received history of the international design firm Jansen (1880-1989), entitled "JANSEN," and published by Acanthus Press, LLC. This was followed by a companion volume, "JANSEN Furniture," published in spring 2007.
DIAMETER: 43¾ in | HEIGHT: 30 in
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CONDITION: Wear consistent with age and use