Gothic Furnishings from Newport Rhode Island

# 4466. A Napoleon III Gothic Table Gallery {Frame}. Ormoulu Bronze with inset Champlevé decor; silver metal Sphinx. The Sphinx as depicted here is a monster of Greek mythology, with the head of a woman and the body of a lioness that proposed riddles to travellers and strangled those who could not solve them. Three Sphinx guard the footed base of this Table Gallery. Probably French, c. 1850-60. Size: 6.5" across and 7" tall. Opening {16" across} to reveal eight frames, each 2.25" x 3.25" in size. Condition: wear to the gilt surface consistent with use and age. Minor enamel loss. The finest quality workmanship. Unsigned except for various scribed numbers. Price: $6,500.00.

The Champlevé decor is powder blue, red, and black.


A Side View


Detail of one of the three Sphinx.


When open the size is 16" across revealing six frames {two are and the back side}.

Detail of the front cover. The Blue Champlevé is much bluer than depicted here.


Another detail of one of the three Sphinx.


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