The square galleried top features beautiful parquetry decoration with ebony and box-wood stringing. The frieze is decorated with striking ormolu panels with anthemion mounts and one side is fitted with a pull out slide.
The square tapering ormolu mounted splayed out legs were designed to give more stability and are united by a shaped stretcher with flambeau finial.
This lovely stand is certain to become a talking point in your home and a fine embellishment to your reception room.
A similar stand, with a green onyx top, typical slender legs and shaped stretcher is illustrated by Christopher Payne in François Linke (1855-1946) 'The Belle Epoque of French Furniture', p. 53, pl. 44. It is described as a stand or gaine and titled by Linke as 'Pedestal Louis XVI acajou et bronzes dorés', index number 56. It was available with or without a slide and a drawer, priced between 400 and 500 francs. A comparable version is also shown as a pencil drawing from Linke's Daybook and illustrated in Payne, p. 474.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 84 x Width 37 x Depth 37
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches
Our reference: A1758
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