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French Napoleon III Boulle Side Cabinet By Mathieu Befort


£8,700 | $10,727 USD | €9,843 EUR
Item Number: SA900937
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Arrowsmith Antiques and Restoration
This antique has been viewed 23 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


An outstanding French Napoleon III red tortoise shell and engraved brass inlaid boulle side cabinet in the Louis XIV style by Mathieu Befort (Befort Jeune). The cabinet has scrolling floral and foliate design to the front and canted corners with ebonised sides and base finished with a black slate top and mirror to the door.
?Throughout the cabinet are exceptional bronze gilt ormolu mounts and moulds stamped to the reverse BF and BJ. To the sides are female faces surrounded by laurel leaves and to the front are Bacchus god and goddess masks. The canted corners are adorned with cherub term figures terminating to acanthus leaves. Inside, the cabinet is veneered in mahogany and there is a single shelf with double string brass inlay with working lock and key.
Mathieu Be“fort (Befort Jeune) was born in 1813 and is recorded as having worked in Paris from 1836 until his death in 1880. Mathieu was the son of renowned cabinet maker Jean-Baptiste Befort (Befort Pe`re). Both are known for creating their own interpretations of Andre Charles Boulles furniture. In 1844 Mathieu won a medal in the French Exhibition showcasing his work which resulted in Napoleon III becoming a purveyor.
Height - 44 inches
Width - 33 inches
Depth - 19 inches
Arrowsmith Antiques and Restoration has been established in Macclesfield, Cheshire for 30 years. We supply high quality antique furniture, clocks, lighting and home furnishings ready for direct sale to private customers and interior designers around the world from our showroom. Our stock inventory consists of decorative Continental, English and Oriental items ranging from the 18th century through to the 20th century.
Small items will be delivered within a few days in the UK and larger items within 2 weeks. All of our items can be delivered worldwide.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 112 cm (44.1")
Width = 84 cm (33.1")
Depth = 48 cm (18.9")

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Arrowsmith Antiques and Restoration
Arrowsmith Antiques and Restoration
Unit 7 - 8 Waterside Mill
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