A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Gueridon In the Manner of Adam Weisweiler.
This fine gueridon has a rouge granite circular top above a laurel and rose cast frieze raised on four tapering legs headed by finely cast gilt-bronze female caryatids, united by a trefoil loop stretcher and put down on stiff leaf cast feet.
The design of the leg is derived from a mount used by the ébéniste Adam Weisweiler for use on the angles of secretaires and for the legs of a table delivered by Daguerre in 1784 for Queen Marie-Antoinette, See M. Segoura, Weisweiler, Paris, 1983, p. 42.
The pattern was adopted in the 19th century by amongst others Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley (1808-1882) and his son Alfred Henry Dasson (1825-1896) and Zwiener see C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1985, p. 226.
French, Circa 1880.