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A French 19th century Empire st. ormolu, mahogany and white Carrara marble buffet vitrine

List: $54,500.00

A French 19th century Empire st. ormolu, mahogany and white Carrara marble buffet vitrine

List: $54,500.00

A stunning and most impressive French 19th century Empire st. ormolu, mahogany and white Carrara marble buffet vitrine. The buffet is raised by handsome block supports centering an elegant raised frieze decorated with a fine ormolu band with scrolled foliate... — Read More

  • Item # 11097
  • H: 40.5 in L: 65.75 in D: 18 in

    H: 103 cm L: 167 cm D: 46 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • 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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