Created in the late 19th Century, this beautiful cabinet is designed in the style of furniture produced in the Louis XVI period (1774-1793). This period saw the emergence of a refined Neoclassical style which was subsequently called the Louis XVI or Louis Seize style.
The mahogany cabinet features a rectangular body which is supported on four legs. This body is covered with a veined green marble top. It is composed of a drawer which is positioned above a closed compartment.
The drawer is mounted with a central gilt bronze (ormolu) knob which is framed by a gilt bronze flower wreath and rinceau bands, composed of leafy fruiting vines. The drawer is flanked by short, waisted gilt bronze features which are decorated with twisted fluting. The sides of the cabinet are mounted with gilt bronze frames and square rosettes.
Beneath the drawer, there is a compartment which is contained behind a door. This door has been mounted with gilt bronze frames with central keyholes and foliate escutcheons, imitating three stacked drawers. The door opens to reveal a spacious interior which is lined with white marble. Flanking the door are a pair of columns with cable fluted shafts, decorated with gilt bronze fruiting husk trails, and gilt bronze capitals and bases. The sides of the cabinet body feature gilt bronze frames and flower trails.
The cabinet is set on four tapered legs with leafy gilt bronze tops. These legs support a lower shelf, and they terminate in gilt bronze peg feet.