A centerpiece with Empire style caryatids
Era: 19th century.
Materials: Gilt and patinated bronze, marble.
Dim: H 55cm/ W 57cm/ D 33 cm.
Dim: H 21,7 in/ W 22,5 in/ D 13 in.
Gilded and patinated bronze table center mounted on a stepped sea marble base featuring women dressed in long tunics at the corners and a central amphora with swan-shaped handles. Like the female-figure columns of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens, these patinated bronze caryatids support a fluted planter or fruit basket with a cane-like openwork design at the top. On either side of the receptacle is an arched garland of flowers, leaves, ribbons, a laurel wreath, a quiver and a caduceus. Some wear to the patina. Circa:1860