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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE FISCHER (worked c.1820-1854) Full Bio

An Important Console Table Of Royal Provenance

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE FISCHER (worked c.1820-1854) Full Bio

An Important Console Table Of Royal Provenance

REF No. B70880

Paris, Circa 1830

H   94 cm | 37 in
W   110 cm | 43 in
D   41 cm | 16 in

Stamped ‘Fischer à Paris’ and with ‘LPN’ beneath a crown for Louis Philippe Neuilly, and the number 13687.

Jean-Christophe Fischer (1779-1854) was an important French ébéniste and bronzier, specialising in making furniture, mirrors and chairs. He had an established business in Paris from 1820 until his death in 1854. During this time he produced furniture for the King Louis Philippe, for his Château de Neuilly residency, amongst other important commissions.

From 1820 to 1827 he was collaborating with Geoffrey Kopp under the name of Fisher and Kopp, he was then joined in 1839 by his son, who took over the company in 1848.

In 1837 he participated in the Exposition de l'Industrie Francaise, where he exhibited a cylinder bureau, a table and a pair of consoles, winning a silver medal for his work. According to the Exhibition's report:

"ses meubles se distinguaient autant par la perfection du travail que par l'élégance des formes; ils étaient en palissandre relevée seulement par des baguettes dorées ou en bois blanc. Un bureau a cylindre, une table de travail et deux consoles, nous ont paru les plus remarquables de l'Exposition."

In 1844, he also participated in the Exposition de l'Industrie Francaise where he received a gold medal for his work with ebony and bronze.

Exhibitions:

Museum of Decorative Arts, Masterpieces of the great cabinetmakers, n.51 a desk with filing cabinet and chair, circa 1835.

Bibliography:

Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXème siècle 1795-1889, Editions de l'Amateur, France. p.198.

Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXème siècle 1795-1889, Editions de l'Amateur, France. p.198.

This console table was formerly owned by Louis-Philippe, King of France, at the Château de Neuilly.

Louis-Philippe, Duc d'Orléans, was born October 6, 1773 in Paris, the eldest son of Louis-Philippe-Joseph, Duc de Chartres.

The Château de Neuilly was built for Marc-Pierre de Voyer d'Argenson. It was purchased in 1818 by Louis-Philippe, who was then proclaimed King of the French on April 9, 1830. The château was looted and destroyed during the 1848 revolution. After his abdication, Louis-Philippe spent the last two years of his life in England.

Museum of Decorative Arts, Masterpieces of the great cabinetmakers, n.51 a desk with filing cabinet and chair, circa 1835.

Artist Biography

Jean-Christophe Fischer (1779-1854) was an important French ébéniste and bronzier, specialising in making furniture, mirrors and chairs. He had an established business in Paris from 1820 until his death in 1854. During this time he produced furniture for the King Louis Philippe, for his Château de Neuilly residency, amongst other important commissions.

From 1820 to 1827 he was collaborating with Geoffrey Kopp under the name of Fisher and Kopp, he was then joined in 1839 by his son, who took over the company in 1848.

In 1837 he participated in the Exposition de l'Industrie Francaise, where he exhibited a cylinder bureau, a table and a pair of consoles, winning a silver medal for his work. According to the Exhibition's report:

"ses meubles se distinguaient autant par la perfection du travail que par l'élégance des formes; ils étaient en palissandre relevée seulement par des baguettes dorées ou en bois blanc. Un bureau a cylindre, une table de travail et deux consoles, nous ont paru les plus remarquables de l'Exposition."

In 1844, he also participated in the Exposition de l'Industrie Francaise where he received a gold medal for his work with ebony and bronze.

Exhibitions:

Museum of Decorative Arts, Masterpieces of the great cabinetmakers, n.51 a desk with filing cabinet and chair, circa 1835.

Bibliography:

Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXème siècle 1795-1889, Editions de l'Amateur, France. p.198.

Literature

Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXème siècle 1795-1889, Editions de l'Amateur, France. p.198.

Provenance

This console table was formerly owned by Louis-Philippe, King of France, at the Château de Neuilly.

Louis-Philippe, Duc d'Orléans, was born October 6, 1773 in Paris, the eldest son of Louis-Philippe-Joseph, Duc de Chartres.

The Château de Neuilly was built for Marc-Pierre de Voyer d'Argenson. It was purchased in 1818 by Louis-Philippe, who was then proclaimed King of the French on April 9, 1830. The château was looted and destroyed during the 1848 revolution. After his abdication, Louis-Philippe spent the last two years of his life in England.

Exhibitions

Museum of Decorative Arts, Masterpieces of the great cabinetmakers, n.51 a desk with filing cabinet and chair, circa 1835.

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