French 19th Century Louis XV. St. Mahogany And Kingwood Four Shelf Bibus Stand Stamped 'G. Durand
Item # 7457
Category: Misc. Furniture
A stunning French 19th century Louis XV. st. mahogany and kingwood four shelf bibus stand stamped 'G. Durand'. Raised by four elegant cabriole legs with fine wrap around ormolu sabots and charming floral corner mounts. The scalloped shaped frieze is centered by a richly chased pierced ormolu mount with floral patterns and a lovely seashell cabochon. At the back of the shelves is an elegant butterfly veneered panel while each side displays a charming scalloped shape open design contoured with an ormolu border. At each side are rich corner mounts and follow the elegant hammered ormolu filet to the top. At the central top crown is an impressive foliate and cabochon finely chased ormolu mount. All original gilt and patina throughout.
Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand, Paris (1839-1920 )
Maison Durand was established in 1870 Paris, producing top quality 18th century style furniture. Durand participated at the Exposition Universelle in 1889, where he received a silver medal. Durand was commended as a very talented and modest cabinetmaker creating furniture of the highest caliber, not only the creator but also the designer of each piece, and notably following in the footsteps of Masters such as Beurdeley and Dasson. In 1890 his son Frederic-Louis joined him and the firm was renamed Durand et Fils