Lot 87

Guéridon in Goût grec from the house of Barbedienne

Height: 91.5 cm.
Diameter: 73.5 cm.
Signed "F. BARBEDIENNE" on one of the bars.
Paris, c. 1855.

Bronze, cast, chased, gilded. Three legs standing on skid feet, merging into winged genii and connected at the bottom by bars. Cover plate with polychrome marbles set against each other, effectively marked. The black background shows fine flower tendrils with flowers of different colours, framed by red concentric rings flanked by white. A parrot seated in the middle of a cherry branch is beautifully surrounded by red fruits. Cover plate framed by finely chased and gilded bronze edging. The design by Henry Cahieux (1825-1854), whose table was presented one year after his death in the then South Kensington Museum, now the Victoria & Albert Museum, in 1855.

Literature:
John Braund, Illustrations of Furniture, Candelabra, Musical Instruments, from the Great Exhibitions of London and Paris: with examples of similar articles from royal palaces and mansions, London 1858, plate IX.
Jonathan Meyer, Great Exhibitions - London - New York - Paris - Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Woodbridge, The Antique Collectors' Club, 2006, p. 95, fig. (1241901) (13)


Gout grec guéridon from the Barbedienne estate

Height: 91.5 cm.
Diameter: 73.5 cm.
Signed on one of the columns "F. BARBEDIENNE".
Paris, circa 1855.

Bronze; cast, chased and valid. Designed by Henry Cahieux (1825-1854), whose table was presented at the former South Kensington Museum, today Victoria & Albert Museum, London in 1855.

Literature:
J. Braund, Illustrations of Furniture, Candelabra, Musical Instruments etc, from the Great Exhibitions of London and Paris, London 1858, plate IX.
J. Meyer, Great Exhibitions - London - New York - Paris - Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Woodbridge, The Antique Collectors' Club, 2006, p. 95, ill. C15.