Silvered bronze mounted oak dressing table attributed to Diehl

Attributed to Diehl, Charles-Guillaume (German/French, 1811-1885)


This beautiful dressing table, superbly crafted from oak and silvered bronze, is a remarkable example of the Neoclassicism of Napoleon III period design.


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This magnificent dressing table, crafted from oak mounted with silvered bronze, is attributed to Charles-Guillaume Diehl, one of the leading producers of furniture during the mid-19th Century. Diehl operated a large workshop in Paris, which boasted over 600 employees by 1870; his workshop produced wonderfully ornate pieces, and the present example conforms in every respect, particularly in its use of oak and silvered bronze, with the type and style of furniture Diehl manufactured.

The dressing table is raised on four cabriole legs, each leg terminating in a silvered bronze sabot and set to the shoulder with an elaborate foliate mount. The four legs support the body of the dressing table, which is inset to the front with a large drawer, while the hinged tabletop opens to reveal a mirrored underside and additional compartments. The mounts throughout are superbly crafted, and the entire piece is finished with fine silvered bronze beaded borders.


Artist / Maker
Attributed to Diehl, Charles-Guillaume (German/French, 1811-1885)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1870
Late 19th Century
Napoleon III, Neoclassical
Mirror, Oak, Silvered bronze, Wood
Brown, Silver


78 cm / 30.7 inches
50 cm / 19.7 inches
38 cm / 15 inches


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