Luxury Design, Past & Present
A French demi-lune rosewood bow and arrow table by Georges-François Alix, the hemispherical top with an ormolu gallery and disguised frieze drawer, all raised on four stylised quivers joined by a drawn bow and ormolu arrow, inlaid throughout with a variety of exotic woods with a fan and floral motifs. French, circa 1890.
Footnote: Georges-François Alix (1846-1906) was established at 46, rue de Charonne and in 1878 moved to 6 bis, rue Richard Lenoir. He specialised in ‘meubles genre ancien, bronzes et marqueteries‘ and exhibited at the Paris Expositions of 1884, 1885 and 1889.
See page No 240 In Christopher Paynes book Paris furniture . The luxury of the 19th century, for an identical pair of table by Ali’s.