French Empire onyx pedestal, warmly veined onyx pedestal with square pivoting top surface surmounting regal shaft in the form of classical style fluted Ionic column shaft, gilded bronze scrolled volute capital, gilt bronze detailed waist with ribbon and acanthus leaf decoration, supported on a square triple stepped onyx plinth base.
The French Empire style is considered an evolution of the Neoclassical period; this impressive design was promoted by Napoleon Bonaparte, This style was encouraged by Napoleon's desire for a style inspired by the grandeur of Ancient Egypt and Imperial Rome.This regal style became popular and was soon adopted across the courts of Europe. Today this classic French design is timeless and elegant, complimenting a classical setting or adding exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interiors.
Place of Origin: France
Period: Circa 1880
Dimensions: (44 in.Hx14 in.Wx14 in.D)
Condition: Excellent Antique Condition
Wear: wear consitent with age and use