Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
The colours, textures, patterns and above all characters modelled in bronze throughout the 19th and into the 20th century reflect something of the fascination held in Europe and beyond of Near Eastern and North African culture. The 'cold painted' bronzes shown here are typical of the variety produced by the Viennese specialist foundry of Xavier Bergman.
Carpets and simple furniture further enhance colour. The vibrancy of this mother-of-pearl veneered occasional table is exceptional, its geometric panels and arcaded base mirroring typical architectural features.