Property of a San Francisco collector
An important and fine Empire gilt bronze mounted and parcel gilt thuya wood console table
attributed to Jacob Desmalter
early 19th century
The rectangular verde antico marble top above a frieze with berried laurel mounts centering a finely cast medallion of Zeus depicted with flowing hair, flanked at each end with a medallion depicting Ares to the left with flowing beard wearing a Trojan helmet with a golden oak leaf victor's wreath and Hector to the right with long hair and sideburns wearing a Trojan helmet also with golden oak leaf wreath, raised on giltwood winged lion monopodia supports on a reverse breakfront platform, the inside front top corner with Garde-Meuble paper label with the capital letter 'T' and inventory number '84' in ink; the center top support rail underside stamped with the marque au feu of a crown above the letter 'T' within an oval; the inside front rail with an illegible paper inventory label with an indistinct number; the rear back rail with a painted red inventory: 'M.G.M. E-12550 4A'; the underneath of the base with a paper printed label 'Sypher & Co, Successors to D. Marley, Antiques and Articles of Vertu, 739 & 741 Broadway, New York'.
height 41 1/4in (105cm); width 45in (114cm); depth 20 1/4in (51cm)