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Table by Jacob Desmalter

Posted by
Phil Morris (Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada) on 10 January 2013 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

This table or Gueridon is extremely heavy due to all the bronze used. The table has
the "signature" label of Jacob Desmalter, one of the most famous furniture makers
to the Napoleon Regime in France. Jacob, Rue Meslee. The bronze caryatids are very
likely by Thomire. I saw the table in an auction and I had remembered that years ago,
I had seen an almost identical piece as being labeled from the Royal Furniture
inventory of Napoleon lll. Circa 1805, so I knew of it's history, now to find a marble top !!~

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely close-up of this exquisite piece!

10 Jan 2013 7:23am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture

10 Jan 2013 7:24am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yes, as Stephen said, it's such an exquisite piece. I just love the careful atenttion to detail in the bronze figures. A marvelous piece to have in your collection, Phil.

10 Jan 2013 8:55am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Two very handsome tables, I'd be too scared to use them!

10 Jan 2013 9:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Those figurines are amazing.. Excellent piece of art

10 Jan 2013 9:30am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

How fabulous

10 Jan 2013 10:58am

helys from Paris, France

Great DOF, clarity, angle, details, colors

10 Jan 2013 11:19am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

amazing !

10 Jan 2013 11:45am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

belle table !! très ornée !!

10 Jan 2013 12:38pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

I am so impressed with the intricate exquisite piece.

10 Jan 2013 1:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Everything is beautiful on this piece, right down to the grain of wood and that exceptional lathe work on the pillar. This is going to be ultra gorgeous when you top it off with the marble !

10 Jan 2013 1:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what craftmanship, what intricate details, what beauty - even if it's "topless" ...

10 Jan 2013 5:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The details are just fabulous! You are quite a collector of fine things!

10 Jan 2013 7:00pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very handsome piece of art Phil! ;-)

10 Jan 2013 7:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, this is so beautiful. The bronze ladies are quite elegant.

10 Jan 2013 7:38pm

Randy from Calgary, Canada

I was thinking maybe a glass top with a bevelled edge then you could view the bronze ladies. However glass may not be an appropriate top for this table. A beautiful table, which would look very nice in my living room.

10 Jan 2013 8:36pm

STEED from D, France

Fine and Elegant....Great !!!!!

10 Jan 2013 9:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. terrific art

10 Jan 2013 11:14pm

rick from brisbane, Australia

You have photographed these last two pieces of furniture really well with the pleasing lighting and background - it isn't easy to do that.

11 Jan 2013 12:39pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


11 Jan 2013 5:57pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - what a beaut! You have great taste!

22 Jan 2013 5:17pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
what a treasure!

9 Feb 2013 8:44pm