Guillaume et Jean-Michel Grohé


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Guillaume et Jean-Michel Grohé

A Near Pair of Mahogany Consoles des Dessertes

FRANCE, Circa 1860

REF No. B68916

Stamped ‘GROHÉ / A PARIS’.

dimensions

Height :164 cm | 64⁵/₈ in
Width :152 cm | 59⁷/₈ in
Depth :70 cm | 27¹/₂ in

description

A Near Pair of Mahogany Consoles des Dessertes with Exceptional Gilt-Bronze Ram’s Head Mounts, by Maison Grohé.

Approximate Dimensions:

Height: 164 cm x Width: 152 cm x Depth: 70 cm
Height: 164 cm x Width: 127 cm x Depth: 62 cm
 

maker

Guillaume and Jean-Michel Grohé, worked together from 1829 until Jean-Michel retired in 1861, the younger brother Guillaume continuing until 1884. They exhibited at the French Industrial Exhibition in 1834, and in 1847 became known as Grohé Frères with Guillaume the principal partner.
Guillaume supplied many royal houses, including Queen Victoria, from 1862 onwards. He was also said to have made a great impression on, and supplied furniture to King Louis Philippe, Emperor Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie. Guillaume favoured the Louis XVI style but made pieces in differing styles, exhibiting almost continually from 1834 to 1878. Guillaume was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1849.
The work of Grohé was praised in the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle as 'supérieurs à ceux de Riesener et Gouthière' ( superior to those of Riesener and Gouthière ).
French, Circa 1860.
Makers Bibliography:
Meyer, Jonathan, Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (2006), Woodbridge, pps. 97, 98, 100, 230.
Ledoux - Lebard, Denise, Les ébénistes du XIXe Siècle, Editions de L'Amateur, (1984), Paris; pp. 237-244.
Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Peter, L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Editions de L'Amateur, (2010), Paris.

literature

Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2006; pps. 97, 98, 100, 230.

Ledoux - Lebard, Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIXe siècle, Les Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris), 1984; pp. 237-244.

Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Pierre. L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Les Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris), 2010.

Guillaume et Jean-Michel Grohé

A Near Pair of Mahogany Consoles des Dessertes







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