An exceptional, rare wrought iron console with a pink Campana marble top on four uprights, representing coiling snakes. It is encircled by stylised floral motif fretwork, vertical bands and hammered spheres, circa 1925.
Michel Zadounaïsky (1903-1983) was Russian born and French raised. He attended the Beaux-Arts de Lyon when he was 16, however he quit after a year and apprenticed with chandelier makers to learn the trade of blacksmithing.
It was during the 1920s, Zadounaïsky developed his style of curves and intricate lacework as well as his heavy interest in animals which can be seen in many of his works. He became an expressive voice of the French Art Deco scene due to his unique designs and superb craftsmanship, that the French elite commissioned him for works.
Art Deco Wrought Iron Console Table by Michel Zadounaïsky