With the festive season approaching, we know that many of you will be preparing your homes for an influx of guests so we thought it would be nice to share a few interesting items that may spark some conversation when sitting by the fire with a well earned glass of something; possibly served on a table such as this unusual gueridon.
Although ‘gueridon’ has become a generic term for any small, usually circular, table supported by one or more columns, the early gueridons – which originated in France towards the middle of the 17th century – were characterised by sculptural human, animal or mythological figures acting as supports.
The one we have here is a Neoclassical design in the manner of Jansen, and features brass rams head supports and brass hoof feet. A beautifully detailed and very interesting 1960’s table.
Be ready to pass around the sweets with this attractive bon bon dish by Aldo Tura. Again 1960’s, the dish reflects Tura’s use of flowing lines and free shapes and has two brass rods intertwined at the middle to create a stylish handle.
Lastly, a distinctive rosewood, Italian cocktail cabinet.
The doors to the cabinet feature an Egyptian scene painted in pastels and the mirrored interior has three drawers. The bowed, reeded front supported on tapering legs with brass feet add the final touch to this charming 1950’s dry bar.