Circa 1880. An exhibition quality French circular marble top bouillotte table with gilded ormolu, kingwood and tulipwood in the manner of ‘J.H. Riesener’. The breche violette marble top held in place by gilded bezel with a moulded top and ribbed fore edge, with a single drawer in the shaped frieze with a diamond pattern inlay, framed by a stylish gilded mount. Simple ogee moulding to the outside and beading on the inside, there is foliate casting to the top of each of the legs and a gilded beading to the bottom of the frieze. The table rests on four quality legs with a gilded ormolu capital and foliate carving and ribbing, the fluted legs have gilded inserts on tops and finish on an elegant base with further gilded mounts to a gilded toe which tapers and finishes on a simple squat bun foot.
Breche Violette marble Featured snippet from the web: Violet Breche marble is extracted from the town of Serravezza, near to the Carrara region in Italy. It is a very heterogeneous marble made up of hues going from white to dark violet, whilst passing through shades of pink, all combined together with a violet-coloured cement.
- 75cm High x 61cm Diameter