FRENCH ORMOLU MOUNTED AND MARBLE TOP PEDESTALS AFTER RIESENER, 19TH CENTURY
In the refined style of Louis XVI, this exquisite piece stands as a testament to Neo-Classical craftsmanship, blending fine specimen woods with impeccable ormolu work. The elegantly incurved base, supported by ormolu toupie feet and adorned with intricate claspwork, leads to a tapering column featuring ormolu paw feet. The column seamlessly intertwines with full-length spandrels housing an urn set amidst a complex tapestry of foliates and musical instruments. Delicate parquetry work graces the side panels, adding to its allure.
Adding to its regal elegance, an ormolu sunburst featuring Apollo adorns the apron, harmonizing beautifully with the gracefully shaped marble top. This piece captures the essence of Louis XVI style, showcasing a fusion of meticulous craftsmanship, ornate detailing, and classical motifs synonymous with this refined era.
After Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)
Dimensions Height: 49" Width: 19" Depth: 19"