29 March 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE, AMBOYNA AND MARBLE CENTRE-TABLE
AFTER THE FONTAINEBLEAU MODEL, BY ROSEL, BRUSSELS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The circular verde antico marble top inset within a palmette-cast surround, supported by four scrolled lion paw monopodiae each fronted by a winged mermaid, on a concave-sided plinth, the underside with brass label ROSEL/FABRICANT/BRUXELLES
33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 39½ in. (100 cm.) diameter
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The original model for this table is attributed to Weisweiler and Thomire and was delivered by Rocheux to the Palace of Fontainebleau in 1810 (see J. P. Samoyault, Meubles entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 2004, p. 248, no. 176).
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