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Late 19th Century Swedish Flame Birch Gueridon Table

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Late 19th Century Swedish Flame Birch Gueridon Table

$1,950.00

A handsome and small late 19th Century Swedish gueridon table with green leather top. The history of this form of table is quite interesting. The original gueridon featured a carved standing figure holding the table top and was first mentioned in French history in the 17th century. It’s name is rumored to derive from either a character in a French farce in Louis XIV’s court and it was used as a portable candle/ occasional table. 19th century tables such as this one reflected neoclassical Grecian and Egyptian revival taste. A guriedon is even deconstructed in an early Picasso cubist painting. Condition: Good antique condition. Wear appropriate for a piece of this age. Detailed condition report available on request.