19th Century French Empire Neoclassical Marble Top Console Table
Opulent 19th century French empire gilt wood console table featuring a marbleized limestone top with partial shell fossil remnants. The marble specimen is a dark garnet color with white flecks or shell and veins giving the console a dramatic appearance. The stone is mounted in an impressive conforming gilt wood table with a thick frieze decorated with neoclassical motif borders centered by a Napoleonic oak leaf wreath. Supported by four tapered, fluted column legs conjoined by a large stretcher. The curved stretchers are centered by a large burning torch finial in the first Empire style. The gilt wood has a desirable aged patina with red lacquer showing through the finish. Excellent joinery and craftsmanship from the estate of artist Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022) Napa Valley, CA.
Dimensions: 54.5"w x 19.5"d x 37"h
Circa: Early 19th Century, France
Materials: Giltwood, Marble
Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with strong joinery. The gilt wood has an aged, faded patina especially on feet as seen in photos. Marble specimen has old repairs and minor chips as expected.