Rare Empire Center or Console Table

Saxony, probably Leipzig, circa 1825

Mahogany veneered, carved wood, painted and gilt.

Height: 78 cm (30.7 inch)
Width: 92,5 cm (36.4 inch)
Depth: 60 cm (23.6 inch) Ref No: 2117

Provenance: Wechselburg Palace (Inventory label VE/39)

An early 19th century German (Saxony) Empire painted and parcel gilt mahogany console table, which can also be used as a center table. With one central frieze drawer above an X-frame base, that alludes to an ancient form, the curule seat, which during the Roman Empire was made of bronze. The upper ends take the form of a cornucopia, the base is decorated with carved and gilt fasces and lotus. Each corner of the frieze is decorated with a gilt brass head of Bacchus. Very nice authentic condition and patina; probably Leipzig dating from around 1825.


Count Alban von Schönburg (1804-1864), commissioned for Palace Wechselburg, Saxony (Inventory label on the underside of the frieze: VE/39).


Johann Voigt, Robby Joachim Götze, Möbel aus schönburgischen Schlössern, Renaissance, Barock, Klassisismus, Chemnitz, 2003. This table is illustrated and discussed on page 104-105.