Dutch Neo-Classical Satinwood Console Table by Horrix

10015 A Dutch neoclassical demi-lune satinwood console table in the manner of Matthijs Horrix, finely figured and cross-banded satinwood top above a frieze inset with black and red lacquer panels, standing on square tapering legs on brass knob feet.

 

Dutch, The Hague

1790

 

Height: 32.75 ins (83 cms)

Width: 34 ins (86.5 cms)

Depth: 19 ins (48 cms)                                                 £2,200

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Description

Matthijs Horrix (1735-1809) like many of the Dutch and French ebenistes, was a German born and trained cabinet maker. With an eye to supplying the Dutch court, He settled in The Hague, capital of the Dutch Republic in around 1761 and became Master cabinet maker in 1764.

He is best known for his finely inlaid and veneered commodes in late Louis XV taste but also for his fine Neo Classical work in 1790-1791 at Huis ten Bosch for the Stadtholder Prince William V and Princess Wilhemina.

It is his work in furnishing the Japanese Room at Huis ten Bosch which was the inspiration for our type of console. Fine satinwood veneer imported from the Dutch East Indies is the primary timber but it is delicately embellished with panels of Japanese lacquer, cut very thinly and applied as a veneer. Much of his original commission including similar console tables is still in situ and can be seen today in this Royal palace in the centre of The Hague.

Dutch Neo-Classical Satinwood Console Table by Horrix

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