signed 'Carole and Eric Lansdown 2016 San Francisco'
The most popular of Eric Lansdown's dollhouse designs, this is the last of that series with imaginative conceptions painted on all four sides by Carole, Eric's mother at her house in the south of France. These miniature masterpieces of classic architecture are made out of wood, plaster, glass and metal, adorned on all sides with whimsical decoration. These highly sought after pieces have caught the eye of such notables as Michael Douglas, Ann Getty, Bill Blass and the Boeing family.
the richly patinated solid cherrywood rectangular top with canted corners above a conforming base raised on four boldly scrolled openwork trestle supports all joined by a cross stretcher; excellent condition.
each with slender baluster-form shaft above a tripartite base adorned with finely detailed chased decoration with lively scrollwork and shell motif raised on spheroid feet; excellent condition; patinated surface.
the original rectangular plate surrounded by a deeply, well-carved frame of robust cascading laurel leaves; the crest and lower rail with lively foliage, stylized flowers and grapes; antiquing to plate; patination to later paint and gilding.
with high cartouche-shaped back centering an over-scaled coral painted shell motif; above a faux marble hinged seat over a solid apron with scalloped border; in colors of coral, blue, green and ochre on a pale blue ground; restored condition.
the baluster-form center support with acanthus leaf carving at the top above a spiraling bulbous mid-section; emanating 8 s-scrolled arms the whole terminating in a finial knob; wear and patination to surface; rewired.