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$ 80,000

Large Napoleon III period ebony parquetry jewellery cabinet

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Wood, enamel, ormolu, parquetry, velvet, satin.
W. 40.94 in; H. 41.73 in; D. 24.02 in;
W. 104 cm; H. 106 cm; D. 61 cm;
Creation Date 1866
Description Large Napoleon III period ebony parquetry jewellery cabinet
French, 1866
Height 106cm, width 104cm, depth 61cm

This exceptional jewellery cabinet is of traditional form, featuring a rectangular body with a domed top set above a shaped apron and four toupie feet. The surface of the cabinet is finished with exceptional ebony parquetry, and the piece is further adorned with fine gilt bronze mounts: pierced arabesques adorn the top, the apron, and the handled sides. The front of the cabinet features two doors, each centred with an enamel plaque painted in grey with a classicised young maiden, all contained within conforming pierced gilt bronze frames. The cabinet opens to reveal a tulipwood interior accented with stain and velvet, containing three drawers and a sliding shelf, while the hinged top opens to reveal a mirror.

The lockplate is marked 'M.son Ase Giroux et Comp.nie à Paris', while the enamel plaques are monogrammed and dated 'AMEYR/ 1866'.

Artist/maker: Alphonse Giroux (French, 1809-1886)
Styles / Movements Napoleon
Dealer Reference Number 16771
Incollect Reference Number 490349
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