Very large Napoleon III ormolu mounted marquetry vitrine

£75,000

This magnificent vitrine cabinet is crafted in the eclectic Napoleon III style and features superb ormolu mounts and intricately formed floral marquetry.

 

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Description

This exceptional vitrine cabinet is finished ormolu mounts and marquetry of kingwood and tulipwood. The cabinet is bombe shaped with a serpentine profile and is comprised of five glazed bays, with the side and central bays opening with doors. Each bay of the cabinet features a shaped glazed panel framed with ormolu acanthus borders, below of which is a similarly framed panel of floral marquetry of tulipwood and kingwood. The bays are separated by ormolu beading, which culminates above in putti-headed chutes and below in cabriole legs terminating in ormolu foliate sabots. The cabinet is surmounted by a shaped top centred with an elaborate ormolu rocaille crest, while the apron below undulates similarly between each leg and is likewise finished with ormolu beading.

The interior of the vitrine is finished with violet velvet and contains three glass shelves, which can be adjusted to change the internal layout. The piece is especially large and of exceptional quality.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Napoleon III
Material
Glass, Kingwood, Marquetry, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Tulipwood
Colour
Brown, Clear, Gold

Dimensions

Height
271 cm / 106.7 inches
Width
235 cm / 92.5 inches
Depth
52 cm / 20.5 inches

Reference:
16780

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