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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A FRENCH BRONZE AND GRANITE GUERIDON

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH BRONZE AND GRANITE GUERIDON
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The circular inset granite top above three legs headed by winged masks above swags and terminating in paw feet with collars, joined by concave stretchers studded with flowerheads
    27½ in. (70 cm.) high; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) diameter


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    The tables tripodic bronze frame, conceived in a poetic Pompeian fashion, evokes triumphs at love's altar in antiquity. Its granite top, Pan reeded and Venus pearled, is supported by caryatic sphinx monopodia, whose flower-festooned and poetic laurel-wreathed pillars are tied by sunflowered ribbons.

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