A Pair of Marquetry Display Cabinets By Edmund Kahn

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Object Description

A Pair of Marquetry Display Cabinets
In the Transitional Manner

By Edmund Kahn of London & Paris

Constructed from kingwood, with tulipwood, bois satiné and harewood inlays; finished with extensive ormolu mounts; each cabinet supported on bronze lion’s paw sabots; the chamfered corners with acanthus leaf espagnolettes; a lower register enclosing four drawers fronted with a marquetry panel depicting a vase of flowers on a starburst bois satiné ground crossbanded with tulipwood, ebony, and boxwood stringing; the sides with quarter-veneered kingwood; each having a single glazed door opening to reveal a glass-shelved and mirrored interior; the serpentine cornice delicately moulded and dressed with a central ormolu mount.
Mounts bearing the stamp “E. Kahn.”
French, circa 1900

Object Literature


Kahn, E & Co. Designs of English & French Artistic Furniture. Published by E.K. & Co Ltd, undated, p. 228 (R 953), illustrating the present model in Kahn’s original catalogue.

Payne, Christopher. Paris Furniture: The Luxury Market of the 19th Century. Château de Saint-Rémy: Éditions Monelle Hayot, 2018, p. 405, discussing the cabinetmaker.

Object Condition

Excellent condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:32.00 x H:85.00 x D:17.00 inches
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1900
  • artist/maker

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