Lot 3350
A Napoleon III Figural Doré Bronze Double Encrier
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
France, circa 1870, ornate settee form having dual lidded round inkwells and glass inserts, beneath a foliate and floral reticulated gallery with finely cast female mask, everted gadrooned arms each with removable patinated metal inserts, the sides with foliate scroll panel relief work on a stippled ground, verso with sphinx decoration, raised on scrolled acanthus leg mounts with putti mask knees, underside feet with incised mark "1009 / L R."

9 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.

Private Collection, Durham, North Carolina

Some scattered rubbing and verdigris to gilt; left side gallery with some mis-shaping; one glass insert with some loss to rim.