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18th Century French and Italian Furniture, Porcelain, Sculpture, Clocks and Works of Art
Magnificent Louis XVI bronze doré and bronze patiné guéridon with bleu turquin marble top and base probably by François Rémond. The finely chiseled frieze portrays children holding grapevine swags alternately centered with birds or squirrels. Three curved uprights, headed by satyr masks, terminate in patinated seated griffins resting on an incurvated triangular stepped ormoulu and bleu turquin base. The only other known table of this model, all gilded and now missing its marble plinth is in the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris. A similar table in the Palacio Real de El Pardo shares the same frieze and base.
Ex Collection: Helena Rubinstein. Paris and New York
Illustrated: Connaissance des Arts; August 15, 1954 on page 19 of an article about the Rubinstein apartment in Paris.
Over the Top – Helena Rubinstein: Extraordinary Style, Beauty, Art, Fashion, Design: Susan Slesin; Pointed Leaf Press, New York, 2003. Pages 98-99
Height - 32˝ (81.25cm) Diameter - 25˝ (63.5cm)