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Napoleon III style ormolu-mounted marquetry display Credenza

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A handsome French Napoleon III style ormolu-mounted demilune shape foliate marquetry and veneer inlaid display Credenza

The fine piece is resting on a demilune scalloped shaped plinth ornamented with foliate ormolu mounts and four protruding blocks with ormolu rosettes topped with a finely hammered Leaf-and-Dart ormolu band.

The central part curved sides with curved cupboard shaped glazed doors within an ormolu trim surrounded with a floral marquetry pattern frame with an upholstered interior with velvet fabric on the capitonné style. The central door is decorated with beautiful and masterfully executed floral marquetry on a quarter sans traverse veneered background and ornamented with exquisite and delicately chased ormolu mount of knotted ribbon hanging a swaging foliate laurel wreath, all framed with ormolu strip. Four fine ormolu acanthus volute brackets on each block of the central part separating the doors on each side. All doors with ormolu keyhole escutcheon and an ormolu band above.

The breakfront beveled marble on top rests on a reversed frieze with central large drawer ornamented with Rinceau Guilloche style ormolu and round shaped pull ormolu handles between two protruding blocks adorned with ormolu rosettes, the flanking curved faux drawers decorated with ormolu works of repeated Anthemions and Palmettes.


130 x 50 x 97 cm

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