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French 19th century Empire st. flamed mahogany buffet

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A superb French late 19th century Empire st. flamed mahogany buffet. This three drawers and four door buffet has original interior adjustable shelves and is raised by four elongated supports. The front support columns have richly chased ormolu bottom caps... — Read More

  • Item # 6044
  • H: 41 in L: 79 in D: 22 in

    H: 104 cm L: 201 cm D: 56 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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