A pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted kingwood, thuyawood, amaranth and parquetry hauteurs d'appui  (2)

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Lot 34TP
A pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted kingwood, thuyawood, amaranth and parquetry hauteurs d'appui

Sold for £ 25,000 (US$ 34,379) inc. premium
A pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted kingwood, thuyawood, amaranth and parquetry hauteurs d'appui
Circa 1870, each of breakfront form with projecting angles, the marble inset top above a rosette embedded guilloche mounted frieze with berried patera angles, centred by an alternating Vitruvian scroll and acanthus mount, over a large central panel mounted door and two small doors each inlaid with parquetry, the central door with a scrolled foliate and palmette cast Neo-Grec urn with griffin bust handles, enclosing two long adjustable shelves, flanked to each end by a door mounted with a twin serpent and laurel branch entwined flaming torch, interspersed with four fluted tapering columns each with a floral swag mount and a stiff-leaf collar, on six toupie feet terminating in acanthus and ball sabots, with a paper label inscribed: 'Roux, No. 49, 1 Bahal', 164cm wide x 49cm deep x 131.5cm high, (64 1/2in wide x 19in deep x 51 1/2in high) (2)

Footnotes

  • A similar hauteur d'appui to the offered lot, also dated circa 1870, is illustrated in C. Payne, European Furniture of the 19th Century, 2013, Suffolk, p. 134.
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A pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted kingwood, thuyawood, amaranth and parquetry hauteurs d'appui  (2)
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