French Napoleon III Boulle Center Table

Price: $18,500.00
Product ID : TBL00181

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57" long x 36" wide x 31" high

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 splendour. 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.

PERIOD: Napoleon III

PLACE OF ORIGIN: France

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1865

PERIOD: 19th Century

COLOR: Brown

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: 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.

CONDITION: Good. Table has been restored, 3 of the 4 ormolu sabots have been re-cast in bronze, missing tortoise shell has been replaced where possible with tortoise shell, some small repairs have been made with lacquer stick..

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57" long x 36" wide x 31" high 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 splendour. 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. PERIOD: Napoleon III PLACE OF ORIGIN: France DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1865 PERIOD: 19th Century COLOR: Brown OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: 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. CONDITION: Excellent. Table has been restored, 3 of the 4 ormolu sabots have been re-cast in bronze, missing tortoise shell has been replaced where possible with tortoise shell, some small repairs have been made with lacquer stick..

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