19th Century French Neoclassical Henri II Walnut Hall Tree

2202-1698 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

94H x 56W x 15D

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century French Neoclassical Henri II Walnut Hall Tree recalls the glory years at the end of the Napoleon III period, during which every major French style in history was revived!  Utilizing sublime French walnut, the artisans used a classical architecture inspired by the ancient Greeks and Romans, creating a rectilinear platform with timeless embellishments that include a pediment-style crown, turned urn-shaped finials, pyramidal accent blocks, tailored corbels, fluted pilasters, tapered and fluted legs, and fine molded detail from the crown to the flared, bold base molding below.  The original beveled mirrors remain, set in a tri-panel design separated by double tiers of the original brass hangers.  Another tier of brass hangers appears across the design separating the mirrors from the marble top console below, which provides a carefree surface as well as a capacious drawer.  Brass knobs and rails emanate out from the drawer to be used as umbrella or cane supports, with the original tin drip pans still surviving with the piece below, removable for cleaning.  What a stately and impressive way to greet all your visitors and family!
Circa 1870s
Measures 94H x 56W x 15D