A beautiful antique museum quality French Napoleon III bedside cabinet, Circa 1860 in date.
The gilt bronze mounted kingwood, amaranth and marquetry table en chiffoniere has an inset marble top above a frieze drawer inlaid with quill, inkpot and books, over a row of leather bookends, with a useful frieze drawer and another on the side.
The underside bears a label for the cabinet maker and builder G. Trollope & Sons and this would have been made in their Paris workshops.
Trollope & Sons, of Belgravia London, were one of the largest and best-known makers of furniture in London during the reign of Queen Victoria. This cabinet comes from an era of great acclaim for Trollope and Sons which saw them exhibit in both London and Paris. Additionally to their cabinet making skills, Trollope and Sons also built Claridge’s Hotel and many of the Caddogan Estate properties too.
A very similar stamped table by Francois Linke sold recently at Christie’s, Opulence, New York, 13 April 2017, lot 117.
Works by G. Trollope are on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 34 x Depth 27
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.1 x Width 13.4 x Depth 10.6
George Trollope and Sons
1778 Joseph Trollope formed George Trollope and Sons.
1850s The firm continued as a family business; it expanded by undertaking large speculative building projects in Belgravia and in 1864 Became a limited liability company.
1860s the economic slump found the building side of the company dangerously over committed but the assets of the interior decorating, estate agency, and cabinet-making branches were protected.
1870s the firm re-established itself as builders of residential property, particularly on the Cadogan estate in Chelsea.
1891 George Trollope took over the business. Trollopes built Claridge’s Hotel and Alfred Beit’s house in Park Lane. The firm also diversified into ship-fitting and the construction of country houses.
1903 Amalgamation of the building business with that of Colls and Sons as George Trollope and Sons and Colls and Sons, otherwise known as Trollope and Colls.
Our reference: 08653