A French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period Mahogany, ormolu and white Carrara marble buffet signed Grohé
An exquisite and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period Mahogany, ormolu, and white Carrara marble buffet signed Grohé. The two door eleven drawer buffet is raised by elegant topie shaped feet with fine fitted... — Read More
An exquisite and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period Mahogany, ormolu, and white Carrara marble buffet signed Grohé. The two door eleven drawer buffet is raised by elegant topie shaped feet with fine fitted ormolu sabots and mottled top caps. At the center are two doors decorated with striking richly chased berried laurel wreaths tied with a charming ribbon and set on a beautiful Mahogany background showcasing the exceptional wood grain. The doors also display fine inlaid brass fillets and mottled borders with lovely palmette keyhole escutcheons and which open to reveal one adjustable shelf and impressive top to bottom lock. Remarkable fluted columns with superb fitted brass fillets and finely detailed foliate chandelles flank the drawers and at the apron, each decorated in the same elegant manner with brass fillets, mottled ormolu borders, pierced palettes, and scrolled foliate keyhole escutcheons. The sides display lovely Mahogany panels showcasing the wood grain while above is the original white Carrara marble top with a lovely pierced gallery and a draped garland designed ormolu band at the border.
Guillaume Grohé (1808-1885) Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Grohé immigrated to Paris with his brother Jean-Michel in 1827. The brothers participated in the Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie Française, in 1834. They worked together under the name of Grohé Frères from 1847 to 1884. Grohé was awarded numerous medals of distinctions during his long career and was considered a highly respected Ébéniste, similar to François Linke. His firm supplied King Louis-Philippe, Emperor Napoleon III, and Empress Eugénie, as well as Queen Victoria. — Read Less