29 September 1999
A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE STYLE ORMOLU AND MARBLE GUERIDONS
Each round, veined white marble top and undertier within a reeded and rope-twist ormolu rim, joined by three lion-headed incurved legs on leaf sheathed paw feet and casters, joined by an incurved tripartite stretcher centering a disk decorated with leaves and beaded center and edge, surmounted by a pine cone finial
28in. (73cm.) high, 24in. (63cm.) wide (2)
Collection of Edith Kane Baker (Sold Sotheby's New York, 28 October, 1977, lot 375).
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks (sold Sotheby's New York, 28 April, 1990, lot 184).
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