13 September 2007,
Price realised GBP 2,750
GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY GUERIDON
LATE 19TH CENTURY
The circular brocatelle d'Espagne inset marble top with mille raies gallery above a panelled frieze and on three splayed tapering legs headed by rams head mounts and joined by a circular undertier, terminating in upswept acanthus paw feet
30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) diam.
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Sotheby's London, 16 May 1997, lot 31.
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