Lot 4273

King Ludwig II of Bavaria – a neo-Rococo wall console table from one of the White Cabinets at Linderhof Castle, Royal Court Manufacturer Anton Pössenbacher, 1873

International Orders & Military Collectibles | A89m | Live auction | 454 Lots

Hammer price € 14,500

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Unfortunately this lot needs to be withdrawn from this sale, as the marble table top was damaged and needs repair resp. restoration. Therefore this lot will be offered again in our autumn auction. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause!

Lavishly carved lime wood, connected with crosspieces. The gold paint knocked in places, but otherwise in good condition. Contoured, white marble top. Size of the table approx. 107 x 53 x 83 cm. Size of the marble top approx. 116 x 60 x 1.5 cm. A photograph taken by the royal court photographer Joseph Albert in 1884 shows one of the console table pair from the White Cabinets at Linderhof Castle, dating from the first phase of the interior furnishings.
The two White Cabinets were originally located between the royal bedroom and the Lilac and Pink Cabinets. As part of the expansion of the bedroom in 1884, the cabinets were integrated or rather dismantled, and some of the furnishings, including these console tables, were removed during the reconstruction works. Cf. Afra Schick, Möbel für den Märchenkönig - Ludwig II. und die Münchner Hofschreinerei Anton Pössenbacher, page 47 with a copy of the photograph by Joseph Albert and page 210, catalogue number 20, with a description of the console tables. Cf. also Michael Petzet/Achim Bunz, Gebaute Träume - Die Schlösser König Ludwigs II. von Bayern, page 186 with an illustration of a similar console table from the audience chamber at Linderhof Castle.

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