List Price £9,500
- Popular Searches
Style of Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)
This exquisite antique side table exudes a timeless elegance, with its dark mahogany base contrasting beautifully with the delicate ormolu detailing.
This fine side table is crafted from mahogany in the Neoclassical style and features delicate ormolu detailing in the distinctive style of the 18th-Century master carpenter, Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1735-1806), who was widely famous for creating being the favourite maker of Queen Marie Antoinette of France. The table is of rectangular form, and features a veined, red marble top.
The front of the table features a wooden drawer, which is set with a central apron, expertly decorated with an ormolu relief scene. The scene depicts two charming baby fauns playing with a putto eating grapes. The putto is a representation of the Greek god of pleasure, Bacchus, who was often depicted in Classical mythology as a child or a baby in the presence of fauns. To either side of the protruding apron, the drawer is festooned with ormolu swags, which extend as a frieze around all edges of the table.
The table is set onto fluted and tapered legs with arrow-form ormolu mounts to the top and ormolu toupie feet.
This item qualifies for free international shipping, inclusive of professional packing and insurance.
Terms and conditions apply.