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Charles-Guillaume Diehl Center Table

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Outstanding craftsmanship informs this center table by Charles-Guillaume Diehl

Key Features

  • An extremely rare and exceptional table by Charles-Guillaume Diehl
  • Intricate inlay and bronze ormolu distinguish this phenomenal table
  • Diehl's work is housed in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris,and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Signed on the drawer's underside
  • Circa 1860
  • 50 1/4" wide x 31 1/4" deep x 30 1/4" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    50 1/4 Inches
  • Height:
    30 1/4 Inches
  • Depth:
    31 1/4 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
Charles-Guillaume Diehl, one of the most important cabinetmakers of 19th-century France, created a masterpiece in this magnificent center table that bears his stamp. Simply stunning inlay of the highest order, executed with a variety of delicate fruitwoods, is paired with some of the finest hand-chiseled gilt bronze detailing in the world, in this, an unquestionable tour-de-force in Diehl's oeuvre. The incredible attention to detail extends even to the key that locks the drawer, which is crafted of exquisite gilt bronze as well. Exhibiting artistry and execution of matchless quality, this table is truly a rarity executed by the hand of a master.

This incredible table bears the "DIEHL" stamp on the underside of the drawer.

Circa 1860

50 1/4" wide x 31 1/4" deep x 30 1/4" high

A native of Steinbach, Germany, Charles-Guillaume Diehl came to Paris in 1840 and established a large atelier, where he employed no less than 600 craftsmen by 1870. Diehl participated in the Great Exhibition in 1851 and in all the major international exhibitions during the middle of the 19th century thereafter. At the 1867 Universal Exposition, Diehl was awarded a silver medal, and the winning cabinet that he presented that year is one of the pieces of furniture most often cited and reproduced of the period. He exhibited it in 1873 at the Universal Exposition of Vienna and obtained a medal of progress. Diehl became a naturalized French citizen in 1872. His pieces are housed in such prestigious museums as the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy, Nancy and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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