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Ref. 1038

Pair of neo-Gothic stands

France

Circa 1880

Height : 99 cm (39 in.) ; Diameter : 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

A very fine pair of Gothic Revival natural walnut stands. Each composed of a hexagonal molded red Griotte marble top, resting on a hexagonal tapeting shaft. Adorned all over with carved and pierced walnut pinnacles and lambrequins.

The somewhat architectural design evokes the creations of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879), who was not only a renowned theoretician, but above all an accomplished architect, whose genius lay in his acute observation of medieval buildings in view of their restoration, as well as the continuation of the Gothic style in architecture and decorative arts.

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