19th Century French Renaissance Pedestal

2208-1811 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

39H x 12.5W x 12.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century French Renaissance Pedestal was crafted and carved in a refined expression of the style, sometimes referred to as the Henri II style.  Ideal for displaying a sculpture, vase, lamp or objet d'art.  The neoclassical architecture is readily apparent, but the ornamentation in the form of carvings and embellishments are inspired by the Renaissance.  Multi-tiered molding defines the squared surface, about a foot in depth and width, which transitions to eight corbels affixed to the turned and carved uprights.  Between each corbel is a pyramidal capstone underneath which appears a turned pendant finial.  The turned and tapered legs then transition to the middle shelf enclosed with Greek coin railing, with more corbels, then the lower shelf surrounded by spindle railing.  For such a relatively diminutive work there is a lot of phenomenal architectural detail in this splendid example of the cabinetmaker's art!  Rendered from quarter-sawn old-growth oak to last for centuries.
Circa 1870s
Measures 39H x 12.5W x 12.5D