French Napoleon III Boulle Center Table in Tortoise Shell and Brass Inlay For Sale
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French Napoleon III Boulle Center Table in Tortoise Shell and Brass Inlay

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An exceptionally fine Napoleon III Boulle center table with inlays of tortoise and brass on ebonized wood, gadrooned brass ormolu banding along top edge, and figurative ormolu mounts on cabriole legs and apron. Offers one large drawer. France, circa 1865. Condition: This magnificent table has been restored by us to its original splendor. Measures: 57" long x 36" wide x 31" high. This fine table would make an elegant desk! André-Charles Boulle (11 November 1642 – 28 February 1732) was the French cabinet maker who is generally considered to be the pre-eminent artist in the field of marquetry, even "the most remarkable of all French cabinet makers." His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to the fashion he perfected of inlaying brass and tortoiseshell, known as Boulle.

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  • Condition Details
    Table has been beautifully restored, 3 of the 4 ormolu sabots have been re-cast in bronze, missing tortoise shell has been replaced where possible with tortoise shell.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31 in. x W 57 in. x D 36 in.H 78.74 cm x W 144.78 cm x D 91.44 cm
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    TBL00181
  • Reference Number
    LU98811049810
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