Philippe-Claude Montigny, (Paris 1734 - Paris 1800), ebéniste
Kingwood, tulipwood, oak, cedar, mahogany, leather, gilt metal, ormolu and porcelain
74 x 144 x 71 cm
Place of origin
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Mount Stewart, County Down (Accredited Museum)
A kingwood, tulipwood and ormolu mounted bureau plat or writing table by Philippe-Claude Montigny (1734-1800) Paris, circa 1775 The rectangular top with a burgundy leather-lined inset top, two short drawers in the frieze applied with giltmetal-mounted Sèvres-style rectangular plaques painted with birds amongst foliage within green borders and gilt foliate surrounds on all four sides of the table, on square section tapering legs headed by ormolu paterae with ormolu pendant foliage and raised on brass castors. Leather insert slides to each end. Stamped : MONTIGNY JME, some alteration and adaption, the 'Sèvres' plaques later additions.
Philippe-Claude Montigny (1734-1800): Montigny was born in Paris, the son of Louis Montigny an ébéniste in the rue Faubourg Saint-Antoine. He received master in 1766 and took over his father's workshop in the Cour de la Juiverie where he was to remain for the rest of his life. See: Seymour de Ricci, Louis XVI Furniture, Stuttgart 1913, p.109, illustrated; Comte Francois de Salverte, Les ébénistes du XVIII° siècle, Paris 1975, plate XLIV, illustrated Alexandre Pradère, French Furniture Makers, The Art of the Ebéniste from Louis XIV to the Revolution, Tours, 1989, p. 306, fig. 344.
On loan from the Estate of the Marquess of Londonderry
Estate of the Marquess of Londonderry
Makers and roles
Philippe-Claude Montigny, (Paris 1734 - Paris 1800), ebéniste, ébéniste
Ricci, Seymour de,. Louis XVI furniture [19--]., pg.109 Alexandre Pradère, 'Les ébénistes français de Louis XV à la Révolution', Paris, Editions Le chêne, 1989