Guéridon

French
Louis XVI
about 1775-1780


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 29 5/8"; diameter 13 1/4"

Accession Number

65.2503

Medium or Technique

Veneered; kingwood and tulipwood; top inlaid, banded by plain bronze dore; three drawers paneled with bronze dore; three small side appliques, undershelf banded by bronze dore rim

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Circular drum shape. Marquetry is kingwood and tulipwood. Top inlaid, with musical instruments and banded by plain bronze dore. Three drawers flanked by two panels, all decorated with marquetry of architectural scenes and paneled with bronze dore. Three small side appliques, undershelf banded by bronze dore rim. Three angular cabriole legs.

Provenance

By 1956, Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI [see note]; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

NOTE: Published by Charles Packer, Paris Furniture by the Master Ébénistes (Newport, England, 1956), fig. 128.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection