13 June 2002
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY GUERIDON
The circular dished white-veined grey marble top above a columnar central support with tooled moulded base rim, on a tripartite concave-sided base surmounted by three reclining sphinxes, on flat bun feet with sunken castors, the sphinxes associated
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 38½ in. (98 cm.) diam.
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