A Rare and Fine Pair of Side Cabinets

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Object Description

A Rare and Fine Pair of Side Cabinets

Constructed in thuyawood with kingwood crossbanding, and exuberantly dressed with gilt bronze mounts; of arc-en-arbalette form, rising from a plinth base with bracket feet, having central doors, housed within circular columns, centred with ‘Sevres’ style plaques, depicting ‘Fête Galante’ scenes in the manner of Watteau, within elliptical gilt bronze foliate frames, flanked with serpentine glazed doors, enclosing shelved interiors. Over, three-quarter gilt bronze arcaded galleries.
English, circa 1860

This pair of cabinets is illustrated in Christopher Payne’s ‘British Furniture 1820-1920,’ and showcases the French influences on English furniture design of the 1860s.

Object Literature

Literature:

Payne Christopher. British Furniture 1820 to 1920 : The Luxury Market. ACC Art Books 2023, p. 253 (illus. fig. 5.63).

Object Condition

Excellent condition

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:48.50 x H:44.50 x D:17.50 inches
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1860

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