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A gilt-bronze mounted mahogany and bleu turquin marble guéridon, French Empire, attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter and Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
45
A gilt-bronze mounted mahogany and bleu turquin marble guéridon, French Empire, attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter and Pierre-Philippe Thomire
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A gilt-bronze mounted mahogany and bleu turquin marble guéridon, French Empire, attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter and Pierre-Philippe Thomire
the circular top on a frieze with winged sea-horses and human heads, on three thyrsus united by an undertier with a central vase
Haut. 80 cm, diam. 90 cm ; Height 31 1/2 in.; diameter 35 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

This guéridon table resumes the standard of the three gilt bronze supports already adopted under the French Consulat by Adam Weisweiler and Pierre-Philippe Thomire (see in particular the tea table delivered by Martin-Eloi Lignereux in 1802 and placed in the Emperor's Salon at Saint-Cloud in 1805, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the guéridon with Zephyr busts, Musée Marmottan, Paris). A guéridon table very close to the model presented, but with fewer gilt bronzes, is today housed at the Museo Correr in Venice and correlates most certainly to a delivery for the new royal palace built on Saint Mark's Square for Napoleon I. We find the same bronze water horses (see the mechanical desk delivered in 1808 for the Emperor's library at Compiègne, still displayed in situ) and the same thyrsus (pair of commodes delivered to the Empress's chamber at Compiègne in 1810), decorative elements typical of Jacob's production.

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