A Napoleon III Gothic Table Gallery Frame. Ormolu bronze with inset Champlevé décor; 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 travelers and strangled those who could not solve them.Three Sphinx guard the footed base of this table gallery. Size: 6.5" across when closed and 7" tall. Opening to reveal eight frames, each is 2.25" x 3.25" in size. When all open the gallery is 16 wide. Condition: wear to the gold gilt consistent with use and age; minor enamel loss; the glass has been replaced with plastic. The finest quality workmanship consistent with firms such as Barbedienne Foundry of France. Unsigned except for various scribed numbers.
Open daily from 10 to 5. The item "French Gothic CDV Photo Photographic table frame gallery bronze Champleve 1880" is in sale since Thursday, March 26, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "fortunato" and is located in Newport, Rhode Island.
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