New Arrivals   -   Wishlist   -   Recently Viewed   -   Login

A French 19th century Napoleon III Period ebony, tortoiseshell, pewter, Lapis Lazuli, mother of pearl, and Belgian marble vitrine cabinet, signed Pretot

List: $68,500.00

A French 19th century Napoleon III Period ebony, tortoiseshell, pewter, Lapis Lazuli, mother of pearl, and Belgian marble vitrine cabinet, signed Pretot

List: $68,500.00

A stunning and most unique French 19th century Napoleon III Period ebony, ormolu, tortoiseshell, brass, pewter, Lapis Lazuli, mother of pearl, and black Belgian marble vitrine cabinet, signed Pretot. The four door buffet is raised by a beautiful scalloped shaped... — Read More

  • Item # 11763
  • H: 43 in L: 68.75 in D: 18 in

    H: 109 cm L: 175 cm D: 46 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Brass, Ebony, Marble/Stone, Mother Of Pearl, Ormolu, Pewter, Tortoiseshell
  • Napoleon III Period Read More
  • (Napoleon III Period) - Also known as 2nd Empire style, this highly eclectic style used many elements from various historical periods and revolutionized the use of more contemporary materials while focusing on comfort and functionality. Chairs and settees were ornately upholstered with the use of tassels, fringe, and opulent fabrics. Throughout this time the mechanics of chairs would be entirely concealed by upholstery and decorative elements, like the Crapaud armchair. Upholstered ottomans appeared with the creation of furniture like “le confident” or the two-person chair. Black Lacquer, Polychrome, and rattan were being used for the first time in European furniture.
  • Hippolyte Edme Pretot Read More
  • Hippolyte Edme Pretot (1812-1855) was a Parisian ébéniste (cabinetmaker) know for his high quality Boulle style furniture and intricate inlays. Known a true specialist in multicolored Boulle style marquetry, he uses an array of materials such as: ebony, copper, brass, pewter, tortoiseshell, Lapis Lazuli, pietra dura, and mother-of-pearl to create unique designs and colorations in his work.
    Payment Plan Option Learn More
    Choose the payment plan option at checkout and customize this payment option with our team. Payment plans are flexible and items will ship once all payments are received.

Questions About This Piece?

(561) 835-1319