Known as a gueridon, this elmwood center table features a white marble top with subtle gray veining. The table was hand-carved in France, circa 1830, making it a period Restauration piece. Furniture from this period typically employed the symmetry and geometric patterns seen during Neoclassicism, while utilizing the bright colors seen during the Renaissance.
A thin circular top has been carved with a recessed molding along the side edge and pairs nicely with the warm, light honey colored base below. Both the apron and the pedestal beneath it were carved using a burl veneer. The tripartite base has concave sides, which is quite common for a plinth-base gueridon. There is a thick molding at the bottom, interrupted by three monopodial feet. The molding and the feet (which are embellished with stylized feathered wings) have been crafted from elmwood. Iron casters are on the bottom of the feet, allowing our French elmwood center table to be moved easily. It can be placed in an entrance or small foyer and used to hold small accessories, such as vases or jardinieres. It could also be used as a small breakfast or game table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor stains and scratches to the marble top. Fleabites and acceptable losses to the marble, with light traces of old wood worm to the wood base. Slight age separations to veneered sections and losses to the feet.