A small 19th century cabinet on Stand with a pagoda shaped top and a sliding door compartment containing three small drawers, one long drawer and a shelf, supported by four slender cabriole legs. The oak carcase veneered with 'marqueterie à la Reine', shaded for a three dimensional effect, the canted corners with a marquetry simulating fluting and the top pagoda with banded panels. Veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, mahogany. The cabinet functions as a standing desk with a writing slide veneered in dark mahogany. This item is an example of the significance of writing in the 19th century France. Our 19th century cabinet is based on the early work of the ébéniste Leonard Boudin (1735 Paris - 1807 Paris, maître 1761). A similar cabinet, stamped L. BOUDIN, was recently sold by the auction house Fraysse & Associes, Paris. 19th century copies and associated pieces of furniture should not be dismissed as mere ‘reproductions’, these copies were of great quality and were highly prized by their owners. See: Fraysse & Associes, Paris, December 2013, cabinet serre-bijoux marquetée, Lot 122.
|OF THE PERIOD:
||Napoleon III, Louis XVI Style
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Marquetry wood, gilt bronze
||Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
||46 cm (18.11 in.)
||34 cm (13.39 in. )
Price Upon Request