French malachite, gilt and patinated bronze centre table
French, 20th Century
Height 76cm, diameter 100cm
This elegant circular centre table is designed in the Empire style from bronze—whether gilt, patinated, or unadorned—and malachite. The table features a circular malachite plateau encompassed by a moulded gilt bronze border. Four legs support the top, each of gilt bronze and mounted to the top with a finely cast and patinated bronze female figure. The legs are set atop a concave-sided bronze base, which itself is framed with gilt bronze and set to the centre with a gilt bronze mounted malachite vase.
The piece is a spectacular example of 20th Century French design and craftsmanship.