A Fine Louis XVI Style Gueridon In the Manner of Adam Weisweiler

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Object Description

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.

Object History

Adam Weisweiler

Adam Weisweiler was German-born. Although scholars know nothing about his apprenticeship and early training, records show that he was established in Paris in 1777, the year he was married. He became a maître-ébéniste in 1778, and set up his workshop in the unfashionable quarter of Paris on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and worked mainly for the marchands merciers. These middlemen, such as Dominique Daguerre, would then sell Weisweiler’s works to members of the French court, including Queen Marie-Antoinette, the king of Naples, and England’s Prince Regent (later George IV).

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