Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table
Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table

Charles II olive oyster floral marquetry table

1679 to 1683 England

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Important English Furniture -

This accomplished Charles II marquetry table clearly bears the influence of Dutch and French masters of marquetry, working in the last quarter of the 17th century such as, Gerrit Jensen, Pierre Gole and Jan Van Meekeren. Gole, a Dutchman who moved to Paris to work for the court was at the forefront of richly inlaid designs of floral motifs and renowned for his marquetry of brass and tortoiseshell, made famous by his son-in-law André Charles Boulle. Golle's son, Cornelius, was appointed by Queen Mary II in the earlier years of her reign and followed her move to England from France in 1683.

The table in form relates to a group of pieces attributed to Gerrit Jensen held at Ham House and a further table at the Victoria and Albert museum. However, the marquetry of this table is of a quality that exceeds the known works of Jensen. We believe that the table is not by a single maker but a collaboration between two greats, Gerrit Jensen and Pierre Gole.
Of excellent original colour and surface, original handles, legs and stretcher, later bun feet. 'Museum Condition'
Nocton Hall, Lincoln
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Auction Results
Lot 36, Sotheby's Paris September 30th 2011 - A RED TORTOISESHELL, IVORY AND BONE INLAID AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE, LOUIS XIV, CIRCA 1665, ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE GOLE (http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/important-mobilier-sculptures-et-objets-dart-pf1111/lot.36.html)

Lot 130, Christies London July 6th 2000 - A GEORGE I WALNUT TABLE WITH CHARLES II MARQUETRY TOP
Possibly by Pierre Gole (https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-george-i-walnut-table-with-charles-1834901-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=1834901&sid=2c374e29-d9f5-4b96-9a56-b780a655e700)

Museum Collections
Accession number 1986.38.1, Metropolitan Museum Of Art New York - Oak and fruitwood veneered with tortoiseshell, stained and natural ivory, ebony, and other woods; gilt bronze, Attributed to Pierre Gole (ca. 1620–1684). (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/207556)

Museum number: W.53:1, 2-1948, Victoria and Albert Museum London - Charles II marquetry table of olive, ash, sycamore, ebony and other woods on a carcase of oak and pine; legs probably ash, once stained. (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O8474/table-unknown/)

National Trust
Tables (and a mirror) Attributed To Gerrit Jensen At Ham House (https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/master-of-marquetry/)

Literature
A History Of English Furniture, By Percy MacQuoid, Page 148, plate XXII - Property of Lord Zouch of Haryngworth.

English Furniture 1660-1714 From Charles II to Queen Anne, By Adam Bowett - Page 60, Page 61 Plate 2:43 (1675-90), Page 116 Plate: 4:20 (1684), Page 117 Plate: 4:21, (1670-85), Page 118 Plate: 4:22 (1680).

Dictionary Of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Furniture History Society - Gole, Cornelius, page 348.

Dictionary Of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Furniture History Society - Jensen, Gerrit, page 485, 486, 487.

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