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$ 60,000

A Pair of Walnut Side Cabinets

In the Style of Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres (Sevres Porcelain)
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Gilt-bronze, Walnut, Porcelain
W. 30.71 in; H. 42.13 in; D. 17.72 in;
W. 78 cm; H. 107 cm; D. 45 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date Circa 1880
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A Good Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Walnut Side Cabinets With Sèvres-Style Porcelain Mounts.

The rectangular tops having out-stepped corners above a single panel door centred by a porcelain plaque with foliate decoration. The cabinets are raised on plinth bases with shaped aprons.

The Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory was founded to the east of Paris in the disused Royal Château of Vincennes, late in 1739-40. and moved to the village of Sèvres, west of Paris in 1756, en route to King Louis XV's palace of Versailles.

Here it was also adjacent to Louis's mistress Madame de Pompadour’s own château at Bellevue. She was delighted with the factory's new location - as she knew she could entice Louis to take a greater interest in it when it was so near their own residences. Indeed, the King became such a keen patron of the factory that, when it ran into financial difficulties, he bought out the shareholders and became the sole proprietor. The factory remained a royal enterprise until the French Revolution, when it was nationalised.

The popularity of the Louis XV style during the nineteenth century led to a number of companies in and around Paris, creating exceptional Sèvres-Style porcelain based on eighteenth century models, and to the same exceptional quality. Often these pieces were of exhibition quality and scale, and finely painted by the best studio painters of the day such as Robert, Desprez and Poitevin.
Styles / Movements Louis XVI, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number B70282
Incollect Reference Number 291526
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