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A FRENCH ORMOLU GUERIDON
A FRENCH ORMOLU GUERIDON
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A FRENCH ORMOLU GUERIDON

IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU GUERIDON IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY The inset brèche violette marble top above a scrolling frieze raised on four basket-bearing caryatid supports joined by a looping stretcher, on frond cast sabot, the underside variously stamped '1735' 27 ½ in. (70 cm.) high, 23 ½ in. (60 cm.) square
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Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.

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The figural ormolu mounts to this table epitomize the 'style arabesque' developed by the celebrated Louis XVI maître Adam Weisweiler and his marchand-mercier, Dominique Daguerre. The caryatids heading the legs are inspired by a table, now in the Louvre, supplied in 1784 by Daguerre to the Queen Marie-Antoinette. Influencing fashion as she had a century earlier, Marie-Antoinette was again à la mode during the second half of the 19th century. A flourish of small gueridons emerged in the goût Weisweiler, including examples by the century's distinguished ébénistes who specialized in meubles de style, including Paul Sormani (see lot 162), Henry Dasson and Alfred Beurdeley.

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