by Albert Cheuret (1884-1966)
France, circa 1925

39 ½” high; 52 ¼” wide; 14 ¼” deep

The demi-lune marble top is supported by two realistically cast and chased Herons, their feet resting on octagonal faceted marble bases.
The two birds depict the Great Blue Heron, as shown in Audubon's publication of American bird life. Cheuret could very well have been influenced by this famous publication and possibly used Audubon's representation to create the realistic cast of the birds, a species found throughout the United States and probably Europe, in close proximity to fresh or salt water areas.

Signed Albert Cheuret in the cast.

Duncan, Alastair, "Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920's and 1930's", Abrams, New York, 2009, p. 15 for a similar model.

$325,000 - Inv. #21