French green marble Gueridon
Lot 173
A French late 19th century ormolu guéridon by Zwiener Jansen successeur, Paris
£25,000 - 40,000
US$ 42,000 - 67,000
Lot Details
A French late 19th century ormolu guéridon
by Zwiener Jansen successeur, Paris
the shaped green marble top above cabriole legs joined by a serpentine stretcher centred by an acanthus leaf mount, each leg surmounted by a female bust with a ribbon-tied corset, stenciled to the underside 2810 and stamped to the undrside of the sabots ZJ, 58cm in diameter, 74cm high (22.5" in diameter, 29" high).

Footnotes

  • This table is a perfect example of the exhuberant rococo style developed by Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener in the 1880s and by François Linke in the 1900s, announcing the Art Nouveau. Zwiener received the collaboration of the celebrated designer and sculptor Léon Messagé for the 1882 Exhibition in Paris and it is most likely that the present lot has been created for Zwiener by Messagé. The espagnolettes with open corsets are typical of Zwiener's work, they can notably be seen on a bombé shaped commode illustrated in L'ameublement d'art français (1850-1900), fig.17. Jansen took over the business in 1895 and purchased Zwiener's master models.

    Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (born in 1849) established his workshop 12, rue de la Roquette and worked in Paris between 1880 and 1895. Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1929) who began a career in decorating, rue Royale, succeeded to Zwiener in 1895 and renamed the business 'Zwiener Jansen successeur'.

    Literature:
    Camille Mestdagh, L'ameublement d'art français (1850-1900), 2010.
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