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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY GUERIDONS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY GUERIDONS
    19TH CENTURY
    Each with a circular top within a fruiting laurel and rose garland-cast frieze, above female herms supporting flower-filled baskets and with ribbon-tied floral trails, joined by scrolled stretchers with a central foliate patera, on spirally-turned toupie feet
    27½ in. (70 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) diameter (2)


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    The design of the leg used to support the gueridon tops is derived from a mount used by the ébéniste Adam Weisweiler for use on the angles of secretaires and for the legs of a table delivered by Daguerre in 1784 for Queen Marie-Antoinette (M. Segoura, Weisweiler, Paris, 1983, p. 42). The pattern was adopted in the 19th century by Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley (1808-1882) and his son Alfred and Henry Dasson (1825-1896). Beurdeley executed a number of similar tables after the originals by Weisweiler and Riesener (C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1985, p. 226).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 40-81)