A late 19th century French gilt metal desk set modelled as the Vendôme column
Lot 805
A late 19th century French gilt metal desk set modelled as the Vendôme column
Sold for £375 (US$ 545) inc. premium

Lot Details
A late 19th century French gilt metal desk set modelled as the Vendôme column A late 19th century French gilt metal desk set modelled as the Vendôme column A late 19th century French gilt metal desk set modelled as the Vendôme column
A late 19th century French gilt metal desk set modelled as the Vendôme column
the column and its galleried plinth lifting off to reveal three compartments, on a square base, 11cm wide, 11cm deep, 31cm high (4" wide, 4" deep, 12" high)

Footnotes

  • Modelled after Trajan's Column in Rome, the Vendôme Column was erected to commemorate the Napoleonic victory at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. The Column as it has been reproduced in this model is from 1831-71 when a figure of Napoleon in military attire as the "Little Corporal" surmounted it, under the instruction of Louis Philippe to replace the fleur-de-lys of Louis XVIII.
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