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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1011029: Antique Pair French Bois De Violette Parquetry Bedside Cabinets 19th Century

Antique Pair French Bois De Violette Parquetry Bedside Cabinets 19th Century

£2,250    $2,922    €2,672
This is an elegant pair of Antique French Bois de Violette and ormolu mounted Louis XVI Revival bedside cabinets, circa 1870 in date.
 
 
They feature shaped ormolu banded rectangular tops with parquetry decoration. They each have two drawers that are crossbanded and are fitted with decorative ormolu handles. They are raised on tapered cabriole legs with foliate cast ormolu sabots.
 
 
Add an elegant touch to your bedroom with these beautiful cabinets.
 
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 
 
Dimensions in cm:
 
Height 75 x Width 38 x Depth 30
 
 
Dimensions in inches:
 
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot
 
 
Bois de Violette
 
is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e.g., those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to sapwood.
 
 
The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish. it turns well but due to its density and hardness can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt the tools due to its abrasive properties.
 
 
Parquetry - is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring. Parquetry patterns are entirely geometrical and angular—squares, triangles, lozenges.
 
 
The word derives from the Old French parchet , literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath...
Antique #SA1011029, showcased on this page, originates from 1870. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1870
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