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Black Lacquered Pedestal Column with ormolu winged caryatids

French Louis XIV André Charles Boulle style Black lacquered ormolu winged Caryatids mounted Grand Plant Stand Pedestal

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An opulent French Louis XIV style ormolu-mounted André Charles Boulle style Grand Plant Stand / Pedestal Column;

Black lacquered and Headed with a beveled black veined molded serpentine-sided marble top; each angle is headed with an elaborately chiseled ormolu winged caryatids on acanthus-sheathed, centered with gilt-ormolu foliate pierced works and surmounting slender cabriole legs connected with a stretcher ornamented with an ormolu pendants, tapering to ormolu acanthus leaf paw sabots;

The grand pedestal is available in patinated yellow ormolu mounts, patinated gilt-ormolu mounts, distressed ormolu mounts, or in brown finish per request as displayed.


H:148 x W:60 x D:60cm

Louis XIV Style | André Charles Boulle

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André-Charles Boulle

André-Charles Boulle (1642–1732) was one of the first cabinetmakers to make effective use of gilt-bronze mounts, and considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry, even "the most remarkable of all French cabinetmakers by his contemporaries as "the most skillful artisan in Paris,

André Charles Boulle's name is synonymous with the practice of veneering furniture with marquetry of tortoiseshell, pewter, and brass. Although he did not invent the technique, Boulle was its greatest practitioner and lent his name to its common name: boulle work. Boulle also specialized in floral marquetry in both stained and naturally colored wood. Many of his designs are illustrated in a book of engravings published around 1720.