A Pedestal by E. Kahn of Paris
After a model by Jean-Henri Riesener
Constructed in the Neo-Classical manner in fine specimen woods and high quality ormolu work; the incurved base, rising from ormolu toupie feet and conforming claspwork, the tapering column has ormolu paw feet, conjoined with full length spandrels enclosing an urn within a complex framework of foliates, and musical instruments, with parquetry work in the side panels, an ormolu suburst of Apollo to the apron, and a shaped marble top. The reverse of the mounts with the maker’s stamp ‘Kahn’.
French, Circa 1890