Empire Rosewood Gilt Bronze Black Marble Pier Console Table, 19th Century, 604UTP18A(280 views)
FINE EMPIRE ROSEWOOD DORE BRONZE MARBLE PIER TABLE
Probably France, possibly England c. 1820; retaining old label verso
Item # 604UTP18A
A remarkable piece for it’s stature and presence despite utilizing the typical footprint for console dimensions. Much of it’s presence is owed to the substantial columns that support the top, these powerful with only a slight taper, the top and bottom of each column embellished by a stamped brass ring and set in stepped footings and capitals that lock the top firmly to the base. The designer chose to use four columns despite only structurally requiring two, as this brings perfection to the console when viewed from any angle - consoles that only employ two columns often suffer a visual weakness when viewed from the side along a corridor. The tapering of each leg is followed in the graduation of the apron versus the base molding, the thickness at the base being noteworthy and powerful with it’s fine rosewood veneers left undistracted and free of ormolu mounts. The black marble top is quite early and is probably original, but it is difficult to be certain of this due to having been repolished at some point. Each bronze mount along the top is crisply cast and finely chiseled. For the serious collector of the finest in Empire, the connoisseur of powerful architectural forms, this is an outstanding acquisition for the Classical interior.
Condition Report: Some veneer patching along the base front and sides, most notably the front left corner. Minor dings, abrasions and use indicators as expected. Early finish with fine patina and old polished surface. Bronze mounts appear to be original. Marble top is early with some roughness/scratching/edge chipping, originality unknown. Mirrored glass replaced. Overall sturdy and absolutely gorgeous.
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Dimensions: 14 3/4" D x 51 3/8" W x 37 5/8" H
Medium: Black marble, mirrored glass, rosewood veneers, gilt bronze
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