Napoleon III Boulle Marquetry Table Box

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Object Description

A Fine and Large Napoleon III Gilt-Bronze and Cut Brass Boulle Marquetry Inlaid Table Box.

The lockplate signed ‘Fabrique de la Maison Vervelle rue Montmercy Feydeau 1. a Paris pres la Place de la Bourse’.

Object History

The firm of Maison Vervelle was established in 1804 by Jean-Francois Vervelle and exhibited at the 1827 and 1844 Expositions and also at the 1855 Paris Exposition Universelle.

They published the Bulletin du magasin des nouveautés in 1830.

In 1856 the company was taken over by Henry Audot and by 1866 was known as H. Audot, Dallongeville, working at 1 rue Neuve-Montmorency in Paris.

The firm was particularly renowned for making small luxury items and d’ebenisterie de gout et de fantasie.

Object Literature

Makers Biography:

Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXe siècle 1795-1889 leurs œuvres et leurs marques, les éditions de l’amateur, Paris, 1965. p.33-34.

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