This beautiful pedestal was created by the prestigious Antonio Ruiz Valiente furniture company. The firm was active in the late 19th Century, located in Barcelona on via Sepulveda 205. The item is mounted on its frieze with the name plaque, ‘A. Ruiz, Barcelona’. The pedestal has been crafted from wood and finely parcel gilt.
The pedestal features a circular top which is set on a frieze, decorated with smooth and foliate gilt bands and gilt square rosettes. A central column and three scrolled legs support the frieze. The column and legs are fluted, and their fillets gilt. The column is further decorated with gilt foliate carvings on its capital and a stiff leaf band around its base. A stretcher, featuring carved gilt square rosettes, links the three legs at their centres. The column stands on a circular base, and the legs terminate in scrolled feet.