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Fine French Louis XIV style gilt-ormolu-mounted Andre Charles Boulle Pedestal | Vase Stand, headed with a beveled black veined molded serpentine-sided marble top, each angle is headed with gilt-ormolu winged caryatids on acanthus-sheathed, centered with gilt-ormolu foliate works and surmounting slender cabriole legs connected with a stretcher ornamented with a gilt-ormolu and ormolu pendants, tapering to gilt-ormolu acanthus leaf paw sabots
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Fine French Louis XIV style gilt-ormolu-mounted André Charles Boulle style Pedestal | Vase Stand,

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

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

Ref#ST-840

148-60-60cm

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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.

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