A Swedish 19th Century Neo-Classical Patinated, Giltwood And Marble Console With Its Original Matching Mirror
Item # 8517
A stunning Swedish 19th century Neo-Classical patinated, giltwood and marble console with its original matching mirror. The console is raised by a rectangle patinated black base with a wonderful patinated back panel with a striking pierced central caduceus amidst tied wheat. Each of the handsome column designed giltwood supports are decorated with richly carved urns to the front and fine bouquets of flowers to each side with spectacular winged female sphinx above. The straight frieze displays fine carved rosette cabochons below a les oves pattern border which frames the beautiful Breche de Baixas marble top. The impressive original matching mirror retains its original mirror plate above exceptional pierced carved giltwood palmettes set on a patinated panel. Leading up each side are grand architectural columns with rosettes, hammered patterns and rich scrolled capitals. The arch has wonderful decorative carved block rosettes to the underside which are visible from below, in the reflection of the mirror. The detailed powerful carved eagle is perched at the top with open wings amidst impressive lighting bolts, possibly Zeus as an eagle. All original gilt and patina throughout.