Convertible centre table by DURAND GERVAIS
Exceptional centre table which converts into a sideboard, made from mottled and polished mahogany and richly decorated with finely engraved and gilded bronze.
Four tapered legs support the table body and its sides are joined by a polished and mottled shelf with a holly and ebony décor.
A draw opens from the large middle of table and two pull-out shelves on either side, they are decorated with a Vitruvian scroll.
The tray top, surrounded by an ingot mould, raises to reveal Breccia marble and releases a retractable shelf. Fluted legs and hooved feet in gilded bronze with acanthus motifs.
French work from Louis XVI inspired by Riesner.
Iron stamps G. DURAND (Gervais- Maximilien-Eugene)
Work from the second half of the XIX century around 1860.
Former collection from the Duke of Levis-Mirepoix, member of the French Academy.
Opening dimensions: Height 142 cm – Length: 174 cm – Width: 63 cm
Closing dimensions: Height: 82 cm – Length: 110 cm – Width: 63 cm