A Fine Cabinet of the Napoleon III Period
Retailed by Grimard of Paris
Almost Certainly by François Linke
Constructed in Kingwood and Mahogany, with extensive decoration of high quality ormolu work, and Vernis Martin painted doors; of rectangular form; rising from turned and tapering toupie feet supporting n inverted breakfront parquetry decorated lower tier, dressed with a running trellised pierced gallery; the shaped apron houses a central drawer, the fascias decrated with Vernis Martin bucolic scenes, dressed with ormolu, is supported by turned and tapering cannellure legs, with pendant ormolu bellflowers; over, a central vitrine lockable door houses a felt lined interior, and the flanking lockable Vernis Martin painted doors enclose shelved interiors, with drawers below, housed within ormolu foliate uprights, with the pediment decorated with extensive ormolu work; atop, an ormolu balustraded gallery. Bearing a part label, ‘Ebénisterie de Luxe, Grimard, Paris’.
French, circa 1890