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French 19th Century Napoleon III Period Boulle Cabinet à Hauteur d'Appui, attributed to Befort Jeune

List: $98,500.00

A sensational and extremely high quality French 19th Century Napoleon III Period ebony, brass and ormolu Cabinet à Hauteur d'Appui, attributed to Befort Jeune. The Boulle cabinet is raised by six stunning ormolu spiral fluted feet below fine ormolu block... — Read More

  • Item # 10635
  • H: 51.5 in L: 55 in D: 16.5 in

    H: 131 cm L: 140 cm D: 42 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Brass, Ebony, Ormolu
  • 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.
  • Befort Jeune - Mathieu Befort Read More
  • Mathieu Befort (1813-1880) aka Befort Jeune - 'Young Befort", was a renowned Parisian cabinet maker, son of Jean-Baptiste Befort (died 1840), who established his Paris workshops in 1817 in the Faubourg Saint Honoré. The firm received a medal at the 1844 Exposition Des Produits de L'industrie Francaise. Later Befort Jeune was recorded working at Rue Neuve-Saint-Gilles between 1844-1880. The high quality of his work allowed him to become purveyor to Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie. Befort was very successful in creating pieces in the manner of Boulle and Renaissance. 
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French 19th Century Napoleon III Period Boulle Cabinet à Hauteur d'Appui, attributed to Befort Jeune