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Large and spectacular Empire style pedestal. France,...

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Large and spectacular Empire style pedestal. France, ca. 1905. Pakistan green onyx and agate. Measurements: 103 x 49 x 49 cm. French ornamental pedestal from the Empire period that combines a structure in green onyx from Pakistan and agate for the bottom of the columns, and with a design based on rounded stepped volumes, with sharp edges. Onyx or onyx is a class 4 mineral (oxides); according to the Strunz classification it is considered a semi-precious stone, although according to the International Mineralogical Association it is not accepted as a mineral but as a variety of agate or chalcedony. It is composed of silica (silicon oxide).

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