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The gueridon, an occasional centre table, is a well known form in French furniture design. This example specifically relates to Classical sources. It is very pure in its drawing and the swan neck iconography is often found in Empire furniture design: it relates specifically to the story of Leda and the Swan in Greek mythology The God Zeus transformed himself into a swan in order to seduce Leda who bore him two children - Helen and Polydeuces.
|Height||28.50 inch||(72.39 cm)|