This is an exquisite and wonderful quality antique Victorian mahogany heart-shaped bijouterie table in the Louis XV manner, circa 1890 in date.
This attractive bijouterie table features a delightful bevelled glass top with glazed sides and its original sophisticated burgundy velvet lining ready to display your most precious items.
The exquisite glass top is framed with splendid decorative ormolu mounts and is raised on four elegant slender legs which are embellished with sumptuous foliate ormolu mounts.
It comes with its original working lock, key and tassel.
Add a touch of unparalleled elegance to a special room in your home.
In excellent condition having being cleaned, waxed and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 81 x Width 43 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 31.9 x Width 16.9 x Depth 19.7
Bijouterie tables were designed to store and display a collection of small valuable items, they are also called table vitrines, display tables and curio tables.
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
Our reference: 09800