27 May 1999
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU AND MARBLE OCCASIONAL TABLES
Each rectangular white marble top with canted corners inset with a verde antico panel and border above a guilloche frieze, on female term supports issuing flower-filled baskets and continuing to panelled tapering legs with trailing foliage joined by a pierced x-form stretcher, on leaf-tip-cast feet, each with inscribed number 14PA85, bearing the stamp E ZWIENER
28in. (71.1cm.) high, 34in. (88.3cm.) wide, 19in. (48.3cm.) diameter (2)
Anonymous sale, Christie's Monaco, 18 June 1989, lot 144.
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Inspired by Louis XVI 'antique' prototypes executed by the ciseleur-doreur Pierre Gouthire, these tables reflect the neo-classical revival expounded by crafstmen such as Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, Henri Dasson, Franois Linke and Alfred Beurdeley.
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