Pair of tiered serving tables

Stamped by Adam Weisweiler, Master in 1778
ca. 1785-1790
Oak veneered with ebony and pewter, patinated gilt bronze, antique green marble top
Inv. CAM 242
© Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / photo : Jean Tholance

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The stretchers support a handled bronze vase shaped like a classical oinochoe. These two tables were probably delivered by the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre to Count Stroganoff in St Petersburg in the late eighteenth century; they remained in the Stroganoff family’s collection until they were put up for sale by the Soviet government in 1931, when Moïse de Camondo was able to buy them.

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