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  • An exquisite ebonised wood Napoleon III Boulle marquetry cabinet with an inset marble top and delicate bronze ornamentation throughout. The piece has two doors, and is made from red tortoiseshell and brass.


    Boulle work was invented by the renowned French cabinetmaker Andre-Charles Boulle (1642-1732), who was a gilder and sculptor for King Louis XIV of France. Boulle was not the first to use the complex technique of tortoiseshell and brass marquetry, however his skills exceeded that of others and it is for him the technique is now known.


    Condition: This piece is missing two pieces of brass on the right hand door, and the wood where the door closes has a few places that may need touching up. This can be arranged with our restorer if required. Please enquire for a quote.



    W: 118 cm

    H: 107 cm

    D: 58 cm


    Ref: 1584

    Napoleon III Boule Marquetry Cabinet

    SKU: 2500
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