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A Russian 19th century Empire st. mahogany and ormolu Deux-Corps cabinet

List: $65,000.00

A Russian 19th century Empire st. mahogany and ormolu Deux-Corps cabinet

List: $65,000.00

A most impressive and grand scale Russian 19th century Empire st. mahogany and ormolu Deux-Corps cabinet. The cabinet is raised by fine ball feet encased by handsome ormolu claws. Above each foot are intricately detailed pierced scrolled and palmette designed... — Read More

  • Item # 3747
  • H: 108 in L: 52 in D: 27 in

    H: 274 cm L: 132 cm D: 69 cm

  • Russia
  • 19th Century
  • Mahogany, Ormolu
  • Empire st. Read More
  • (Empire st.) - Neo-Classical in style, it was inspired by the decorative motifs and characteristics of Greco-Roman models, characterized as noble and massive. Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony were the preferred woods. Brass or gilt mounts in the form of swags, festoons, laurel wreaths, torches, and mythological creatures were used. Also common were the Napoleonic emblems of the bee, the crown, and the letter "N". After Napoleon conquered Egypt, he was so inspired by what he saw there, and he instructed his cabinet makers to include designs of sphinxes, Cariatides, and other Egyptian figures, in their creations.
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