Sculpted with virtuosity in the Neo-Renaissance style, this exceptional table shows a great mastery of composition and ornamental vocabulary, demonstrating Henri-Auguste Fourdinois’s knowledge of the works from the past, which he knows how to renew into creations of a dazzling stylistic syncretism and an extraordinary quality of execution.
Louis XVI style bureau
Fruit of a superb work of marquetry and wood veneer (walnut, cherry, blackened pear, sycamore), this Bureau plat is adorned on all sides of gilt bronze, rosettes of Louis XVI style, foliage and friezes of flowers.
True masterpiece of the 1878 International Exhibition, the jewelry cabinet showed by Fourdinois was created in collaboration between the Second Empire furniture genius, Henri-Auguste Fourdinois, the designer, Gustave-Joseph Chéret, the sculptor, Alfred-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, and the enameller, Alfred Thompson Gobert.
Sculptures of an allegory
Inspired by the Ancient iconography, those sculptures depicts a Greek goddess or a sat allegory, sometimes as a decoration for a clock, other standing by herself, show the know-how and the knowledge of Henri Fourdinois and the Neo-Greek inspiration typical of his production.