Sunday, 12 October 2014
Strong Yet Delicate
A guéridon is a small, often circular-top, table supported by one or more columns, or sculptural human or mythological figures. This kind of furniture originated in France towards the middle of the 17th century. The supports for early guéridons were often modeled on African, ancient Egyptian or ancient Greek human figures (inspired by caryatids).
This particular gueridon is from a vintage book of French furniture which states this piece is "Epoque De Louis XIV".