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French Napoleon III Boulle Center Table in Tortoise Shell and Brass Inlay
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.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1865
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsTable 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.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 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 LocationMiami, FL
- Seller Reference NumberTBL00181
- Reference NumberLU98811049810
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