Pedestal Masterpieces Reproductions

French Louis XV style bombe shape aged-ormolu-mounted pedestal after the model attributed to Theodore Millet, the famed French cabinet maker and founder of the Maison Millet firm in Paris, c.1880, in the manner of Leon Message, inlaid with the precious Alaska wood veneer and headed with an inset marble top fitted with a gadrooned aged ormolu floral cartouches on center and corners, rotating on a bombe pedestal base, the case adorned with exquisite aged ormolu cabriole mounts with male and female ormolu espagnolette, elongated with aged ormolu stripes extended to join the cabriole ormolu acanthus scroll feet sabots which centered on each side with an acanthus leaf
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French Louis XV style bombe shape aged-ormolu-mounted pedestal after the model attributed to Theodore Millet, the famed French cabinet maker and founder of the Maison Millet firm in Paris, c.1880, in the manner of Leon Message,

Inlaid with the precious Alaska wood veneer and headed with an inset marble top fitted with a gadrooned aged ormolu floral cartouches on center and corners, rotating on a bombe pedestal base, the case adorned with exquisite aged ormolu cabriole mounts with male and female ormolu espagnolette, elongated with aged ormolu stripes extended to join the cabriole ormolu acanthus scroll feet sabots which centered on each side with an acanthus leaf.

Ref#ST-T47A

156-41-41cm

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Theodore Millet

The House of Millet or Maison Millet was founded in 1853 by Theodore Millet in Paris. Millet was a producer of the finest meubles de luxe from 1853 until 1918, specializing in furnishings designed in the 18th-century taste, the firm was described as producing "meuble et bronze d'art, genre ancient et modern" (furniture and bronze art, ancient and modern styles).

The firm won many honors in a series of exhibitions in London and Paris, including the gold medal at the Paris Exhibition Universelle in 1889, the Grand Prix the following year, as well as three Diplomes d' Honneur and four gold medals.

The firm's greatest honor came in March 1902 when the curator of Versailles Palace authorized Millet to replace Queen Marie Antoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet a bijoux.

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