NAPOLEON III A LA REINE DISPLAY CABINET w/ BOULE MARQUETRY

Description

DESCRIPTION:  This Napoleon III Display Cabinet is a very important piece for collectors due to the Queen Ep. Boulle marquetry.  Known as “A La Reine” or “To the Queen”, this type of special marquetry is composed of geometric point tracery of Mother-of-Pearl crosses set with tiny brass clovers.  This type of marquetry has the distinction of reflecting different colors, depending on how the light hits it and the intensity of the exposure.  There is also an exquisite drawer peaking out from within the bottom of the case. Beautiful ornamentation of gilded bronzes with large caryatids, falls, ingot molds, and angles are all present, with a stunning Bacchus mask on the bottom drawer to complete this very rare and impressive display case. 

DIMENSIONS:  H  235cm  W  106cm  D  47cm

DATE:  19thCentury

PRICE:  Upon request plus shipping and taxes

AVAILABILITY: Shipping from France

SKU:  Nap-1822

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