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A French 19th century Empire st. Ebony, flamed Mahogany, ormolu and Vert de Patricia marble buffet

List: $68,500.00

A French 19th century Empire st. Ebony, flamed Mahogany, ormolu and Vert de Patricia marble buffet

List: $68,500.00

A stunning and most impressive French 19th century Empire st. Ebony, flamed Mahogany, ormolu, and Vert de Patricia marble buffet. The four door, three drawer buffet is raised by six elegant ormolu ball feet below the straight frieze with a... — Read More

  • Item # 12265
  • H: 39.75 in L: 93.75 in D: 22 in

    H: 101 cm L: 238 cm D: 56 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ebony, Mahogany, Marble/Stone, 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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