Please find details of listed item below. This sellette (tall piece of furniture made for exhibiting a plant or another object, such as a decorative vase) is from the end of the 19th century. It has two levels of carved wood, each with 3 legs. The bottom level has smooth, curved legs ending in a spiral. On the second level, the legs are shaped like elephant trumps and similarly curved. The elephant’s heads are expertly carved, and their white tusks stand out against the deep tones of the wood. This exotic piece of furniture is linked toJaponism, an artistic movement derived from the influence of Japanese art on Western art during the second half of the 19th century. Painters such as Manet, Degas, Gauguin, and Mary Cassatt were inspired by this movement, as well as architects, and art object creators. As of 1851, the World Fairs contributed to the spread ofJaponismin the Western world. This style led to some very colorful works of art and decorations of flowers, birds, dragons, and other animals, like the elephants on this sellette. After taking over his father’s workshop in 1879, he reproduced 18th-century styles. At the end of the 19th century, he was inspired byArt Nouveauand developed his own personal style. In the 1900’s, he became an interior decorator and produced Art Deco furnishings. Does require restoration to the one of the legs, cracks to the bottom stand and some missing pieces, it does still hold vase or plant, but we wouldn’t recommend to do that, we strongly suggest to fix it first before use… Please refer to all the photographs as they are an important part other condition report. Shows some wear consistent with age and use. SIZE: approx 39″ height top approx 15″ in diameter. I do not clean or polish my items because I prefer to sell them in the original vintage condition then you can decide to clean to your own preference I like my buyers to see what they looked like when I bought them. (Please just use any given measurements as a rough guide) Please note that with any vintage items, retro or hand-made /finished pottery there may be some irregularities to the glaze and vintage items may show small traces of wear and slight glaze crazing or age related wear. Please be assured that if there is any damage (chips/cracks/tears) to an item, I would detail it in the description. Please study the item photos as they do form part of the description and please note that image colours may vary slightly depending on your screen resolution. All items are packed with due care and diligence to avoid any transit damage IMPORTANT. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Other Asian/Oriental Antiques”. The seller is “mrsglass1988″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba.
- Product: Vase
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Sub-Type: vase stand
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Age: 1850-1899