Ormolu and Sèvres style porcelain ebonised wood guéridon

Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)


This Louis XVI style guéridon features a portrait of the King painted on porcelain, as well as over two dozen other portraits, all set within an ebonised wood and ormolu frame.


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This superb Louis XVI style guéridon, or circular side table, is crafted from ebonised wood, porcelain, and ormolu (gilt bronze). The guéridon sits upon an ormolu mounted trefoil-form ebonised wood base. This base supports a central shaped column, wrought from ebonised wood and set throughout with foliate ormolu mounts, which is supported by three ornately scrolled ormolu buttresses.

The tabletop, which is raised by the central shaped column, is intricate in design. The top is inset with a bleu celeste ground Sèvres style porcelain charger. This charger, parcel gilt, is painted to the centre with a portrait of Louis XVI, whose representation is surrounded by an encompassing tier of eight smaller portraits—and a further outer tier of eighteen portrait plaques. This outer tier of porcelain plaques is covered by a chased ormolu frame, which rounds the edge of the tabletop and forms the pierced apron.


Artist / Maker
Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Louis XVI, Neoclassical
Ebonised Wood, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Porcelain
Black, Blue, Gold, Multi-coloured


78 cm / 30.7 inches
80 cm / 31.5 inches


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