Pair of gilt bronze pedestal tables with peach-colored veined and crystalline onyx top, is supported by three pairs of gilt bronze faux bamboo feet, joined by a triangular spacer with curved sides
the lower spacer receives another small pedestal table surmounted by a scalloped rim with an openwork gallery.
We can see the mark JANSEN and JD 31
At the end of the 19th century, such high-quality furniture was, among others, produced by Maison Jansen. The family business from Amsterdam specializes in decorative interior pieces, inspired by or having all the characteristics of a piece of furniture by Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820) but were produced around 1970.
The furniture of Maison Jansen is characterized by its superior quality and found its way to the royal palaces and the White House during the tenure of John F. Kennedy. The stylistic features that go to the furniture of Maison Jansen are naturalistic elements, such as leaf and bamboo patterns, and the furniture often has a slender and light construction, while using heavy materials such as gilded bronze, brass, polished steel and marble.
Adam Weisweiler was born in Germany where he is said to have studied under David Roentgen (1743-1807), after which he moved to Paris where he became a master cabinetmaker in 1778. He mainly collaborated with the Marchands-merciers, as they could also provide them with oriental pieces and other luxury pieces, such as Japanese lacquer panels. Subsequently, he could sell his furniture through them to the French and English courts. Queen Marie Antoinette had a writing from Weisweiler at Saint Cloud Castle, and George the Prince of Wales ordered several pieces of furniture for Carlton House in the 1780s.
Weisweiler's work is characterized by the combination of a multitude of luxury materials, such as gilded bronze, polished steel, Japanese lacquer, plates of Sèvres porcelain and marble. In addition, a degree of detail in all parts of the furniture is typical of his work. Weisweiler worked at a time when exoticism was a rage in Europe, and this is clearly reflected in his work. It is manifested in the lacquer panels, which can be both of Eastern and European origin, as well as in the bamboo pattern that frequently appears in his furniture.
Diameter: 49 cm
Height: 66 cm