Eleganter Empire-Salontisch, Frankreich, spätes 19. Jh.

Late 19th century Empire style centre table with an eye-catching mahogany veneered tabletop and horus headed giltwood and ebonized legs. Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities - he was the divine representation of the living pharaoh, usually shown as a man with a falcon’s head. Egyptian images enlivened Empire objects of every description since the Egyptian Campaign lead by Napoleon (May 1795–October 1799). A very similar center table is currently located at the library of Prince Eugène im Palais Beauharnais (see photograph) that is presently the German embassy in Paris. It differs only in the design of the tabletop. Instead of an Belgian marble our item displays a marvelously figured Cuba mahogany veneer.

PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD: Frankreich, Empire-Stil, spätes 19. Jh. / France, Empire Style, late 19th ct.
MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Holz, ebonisiert und vergoldet, Mahagoni-Furnier / Ebonized and gilt wood, veneer Mahogany
ZUSTAND/CONDITION: Exzellent. Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren/Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
70 cm (27.56 in. )
80 cm (31.5 in. )