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Adam Weisweiler was one of a number of German furniture-makers who moved to France during the reign of Louis XVI. He was celebrated for his delicate furniture, which was acquired by Queen Marie Antoinette, various members of the Bonaparte family, and by the Prince of Wales.

This console, or side table, bears a circular medallion showing a "Sacrifice to Peace" manufactured in England by Josiah Wedgwood and exported to France.

Details

  • Title: Console
  • Creator: Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744-1820)
  • Date Created: late 18th century
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Master Craftsman: Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744-1820), Manufacturer: Medallion: Josiah Wedgwood (English, 1730-1795)
  • Provenance: Baron Alfred de Rothschild; Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: console tables
  • Medium: rosewood, marble, ormolu, painted tin, ceramic
  • Geography: Place of Origin: France, Place of Origin: England
  • Dimensions: H: 34 13/16 x W: 48 1/16 x D: 11 15/16 in. (88.5 x 122 x 30.4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters
  • Classification: Wood
  • Accession Number: 65.18

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