Neoclassical style antique mahogany side table with marble top

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.


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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.


Artist / Maker
Style of Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Louis XVI, Mythological, Neoclassical
Mahogany, Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Brown, Gold, Red


74 cm / 29.1 inches
67 cm / 26.4 inches
44 cm / 17.3 inches


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