A Fine Pair of Guéridons in the Manner of Adam Weisweiler

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A Fine Pair of Guéridons in the Manner of Adam Weisweiler

Constructed in Brocatelle d’Espagne marble, mahogany, and amboyna with finely cast and chased gilt bronze mounts; the top tier of circular form supported on cluster legs of bamboo shape in the typical manner of Weisweiler. The columns joined by a concave-shaped lower tier of fine amboyna veneers supported by flared feet dressed with gilt bronze sabots.
French, circa 1880

Object Literature

This celebrated model of gueridon exemplifies the height of taste at the end of the eighteenth century. It was given by Madame du Barry (1743-1793) to the duc de Brissac, delivered by Lignereux and Daguerre. Daguerre’s inventory describes a table of corresponding description “Une petite table ronde forme de guéridon en racine de bois d’acajou poli sur trois pieds doubles en bronze doré façon de bambous avec entrejambe à tablettes et camé de porcelaine ornant la tablette supérieure prisée trois cent francs.” (Segoura, Maurice, and Patricia Lemonnier. Weisweiler. Paris: Monelle Hayot, 1983.)

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Excellent

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