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A French 19th century Napoleon III period ormolu and marble cabinet

List: $55,000.00

A sensational French 19th century Napoleon III period ebony, brass, ormolu, semi precious stone and marble cabinet. The cabinet is raised by mottled topie shaped feet with a fine wrap around ormolu band. The bottom frieze displays a most elegant... — Read More

  • Item # 9763
  • H: 45.5 in L: 45 in D: 18 in

    H: 116 cm L: 114 cm D: 46 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Brass, Ebony, Marble/Stone, 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.
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A French 19th century Napoleon III period ormolu and marble cabinet