Of unusually fine quality, this extraordinary French Neoclassical accent table is hand crafted of the most wonderful materials. Likely a product of the 1940's, it is executed in the manner and taste of Maison Jansen, produced for a moment in time where Art Deco sensibilities juxtaposed with the richness of early French Neoclassicism.
Borrowing from the Louis XVI style, the table is angular with a high degree of symmetry and balance in all elements. The breche d'alep stone top is surrounded by a pierced brass rim set over a cove molded frame of solid mahogany. Beneath this is affixed with small slotted screws a rope-twist brass edge. Three pairs of turned brass columns raise the table, these stretched with a three-way infinite form that culminate in a layered laurel-leaf display raising a leaf-and-berry finial. The table is raised over splayed sabots with cast relief of acanthus.
Exceptional, rare and in pristine condition, this is a showcase piece for any collection. It is built to last generations and if well cared for the table remains quite young. Rarely do we see such a pleasing table - simple, elegant, rich and refined.
Measurements: 30 3/8" H x 18 5/8" diameter; 20 1/2" W at the feet
Condition Report: Excellent original condition, polished and cleaned. One minor spot of blemish at edge of wood where a screw secures the rope-twist brass.
French Neoclassical Antique Round Accent Side Table in Maison Jansen style