Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Empire Console



As a kid, growing up in Pennsylvania, my best friend's grandmother was an antique dealer.  From about the age of six or seven, we were on her coattails most weekends checking out tag sales, antique markets, auctions, etc.  When a piece was very special, she used to say it "has the magic."  This piece is the whole magic show.  This early 19th century Empire console features a large handcarved giltwood eagle with outstretched wings atop a giltwood ball.  The carved and gilded top has a thick inset piece of marble with beautiful coloring and pattern.  The carved and gilded base has faux finished decoration.  The piece is in very good vintage condition and has been professionally restored with some moulding expertly recreated and replaced.  Most likely American (but possibly English) Early 19th c.  32.5" h., 32.5" w., 17.5" d.  $2975.00  SALE $1250.00