French 19th Century Napoleon III Period Fruitwood And Pietra Dura Obelisks
Item # 8999
A stunning and large-scale pair of French 19th century Napoleon III period ebonised fruitwood and pietra dura inlaid obelisks. Each obelisk is raised by a square base with a mottled border below striking diamond-shaped and triangular inlaid supports. Leading up is the most impressive square tapered support which displays a wonderful array of inlaid marble in most decorative shapes and finishing in a pointed top. Each inlaid marble is framed within a fine thin maplewood band. Throughout are beautiful and rare marble specimens including Imperial Porphyry, green Porphyry, Brocatelle d’Espagne, Vert Particia and Grand Antique. Wonderful proportions.