Exceptional lectern by Alfred-Emmanuel Beurdeley
Lectern forming a small table with a green-tinted sycamore veneer accentuated by netted patterns and rosewood, resting on a tripod base in moulded mahogany; the barrel fluted with asparagus-shaped decorations. A small drawer decorated with a frieze opens and has a moveable tray forming a desk and small table, adjustable and rotating due to its rack system.
The top is decorated with a rectangular porcelain plate with polychrome and gilt decoration of musical instruments in a frame of a garland of flowers; the fields with a celestial blue background in the style of Sèvres.
Decoration in engraved and gilded bronze such as frieze of rais-de-coeur, draperies, rods, rings and clogs.
Inspired by a model from Martin Carlin.
Signed on one of the gilt bronze hooves.
French work in Louis XV style from the end of the 19th century.
Height: 79 cm – Width: 42 cm – Depth: 34.5 cm