A French Louis XVI St. Napoleon III Period Side Table Signed Tahan Fournisseur De L'Empereur
Item # 8655
A stunning and very high quality French Louis XVI st. Napoleon III period ormolu, mahogany and onyx side table signed Tahan fournisseur de L'Empereur. The table is raised by an elegant ormolu tripod 'S' scrolled base ending with ball supports. Each leg is decorated at the top with berried laurel branches. The central fut joining the three legs is signed by the maker 'Tahan Fr De L'Empereur' (Tahan Provider for the Emperor). Above is a mahogany baluster shaped center decorated by swaging floral garlands held by finials. The circular tapered fut above supports the top shelf with an absolutely exquisite onyx top inlaid with various exotic stones depicting colorful butterflies of different sizes.