A fine quality gilt bronze-mounted Kingwood and burr maple marble topped side cabinet by Maison Soubrier, Pairs circa 1900.
The shaped D-fronted Rouge Royal marble top within a looped moulded gilt strapwork above a Kingwood chevron banded frieze, the mahogany lined central drawer with circular pull handles and central escutcheon.
Separated with a reeded band the lower section having a quarter veneered and banded door, opening to reveal a double shelved interior, within conforming ogee sectioned panels and canted corners with burr maple panels, raised on a conforming apron and shaped feet finishing on a gilt plinth moulded with the shaped sides being of similar design.
The central drawer retaining a tinplate label and the back signed by Maison Soubrier Paris which was a renowned Parisian maker that was founded in the early 19th century and still continues to this day, their showrooms still being located at the same address.
Offered in excellent condition having been carefully restored using traditional methods this fine quality cabinet being of a very useful size will compliment most rooms within the home.
Working keys for both locks supplied.
This cabinet is a revival from a late 18th Century design when Louis XVI (1754 –1793) was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, before his deposition and execution during the French Revolution. His father, Louis, Dauphin of France, was the son and heir apparent of Louis XV of France. Due to the Dauphin’s death in 1765, Louis succeeded his grandfather in 1774. The predominant style in architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts was Neoclassicism, a style that had come into its own during the last years of Louis XV’s life, chiefly as a reaction to the excesses of the Rococo but partly through the popularity of the excavations at ancient Herculaneum and Pompeii, in Italy, and partly on the basis of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s call for “natural” virtue and honest sentiment.
Width 36 inches – 91.5cm
Height 39 1/2 inches – 100cm
Depth 14 3/4 inches – 37.5cm