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SA873441

Antique French Empire Side Cabinet Marble Top 19th C

Price

£2,100 | $2,589 USD | €2,376 EUR
Item Number: SA873441
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
This antique has been viewed 30 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.

Description

A beautiful antique French Empire Revival side cabinet crafted from the most beautiful flame mahogany and circa 1880 in date.

The beautiful shaped rectangular mottled grey Gris St. Anne marble top sits above a central cupboard door fitted with a cut brass Boulle inlaid panel flanked by a pair of narrow cupboards with ormolu mounts to the doors and the extended canted corners. The cupboard was later fitted with a light as it was used as a drinks cabinet..

Make this opulent cabinet the focal point of any room in your home.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 89 x Width 135 x Depth 63

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

Gris St.Anne Marble
Is a beautiful dark gray marble with light gray and white markings.
The principal quarries are at Gougnies, near Charleroi; and at Biesme, Namur, Belgium.
is an early-19th-century design movement in architecture, furniture, other decorative arts, and the visual arts followed in Europe and America until around 1830.

Empire
The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States and to the Regency style in Britain. The previous style was called Louis XVI style, in France.

The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called "Directoire", after a goverment system.
Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires.

The furniture was made from heavy woods such as mahogany and ebony, imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts. Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials "I" and a large "N."
Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship.

Ormolu - (from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as 'gilt bronze'.

The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copper, brass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.

Our reference: A2425
Internal Ref: A2425



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 89 cm (35.0")
Width = 135 cm (53.1")
Depth = 63 cm (24.8")


Seller Details

Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BX
United Kingdom
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