19th Century French Ebonised and Pietra Dura Side Cabinet
19th Century French Ebonised and Pietra Dura Side Cabinet
19th Century French Ebonised and Pietra Dura Side Cabinet

In the manner of BEFORT JEUNE (1813-1880)

19th Century French Ebonised and Pietra Dura Side Cabinet

c. 1850 France

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A Side Cabinet of the French Second Empire Period in the Manner of Befort Jeune

Constructed in bois nori (blackened wood), inlaid with brass fillets, extensively dressed with gilt bronze mounts, and pietra dura panels.

Of rectangular form, rising from turned oblate bronze mounted feet, the lower part having three doors enclosing shelved interiors, mounted with rectangular panels depicting detailed floral bouquets in hardstones (including Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Sienna marble and Malachite), interspersed with gilt bronze female caryatids, and flanked by torsade columns wrapped with spirals of a ‘running pearl’ form; three drawers in the apron, conformingly bronze mounted; the platform having arced everted angles, adorned with a running ovolo bronze mount; the upper part having a mirror backed open centre, flanked by cupboards, with shelved interiors, and decorated with bronze enclosed elliptical hardstone panels and further caryatids; dressed with three-quarter arcaded bronze galleries.
French, Circa 1850
Excellent
Befort Jeune (Mathieu, 1810-1880) is recorded in ‘Le Mobilier du XIXe Siècle’ by Mme. Denise Ledoux-Lebarre as the son of Jean-Baptiste Befort, a noted cabinet maker, and she illustrates a pair of cabinets by Befort Jeune with conforming hardstone inlays.
Dimensions
Height 149.00 cm (58.66 inches)
Width 138.00 cm (54.33 inches)
Depth 57.00 cm (22.44 inches)
Stock Code
8297
Medium
bois nordi, brass, gilt bronze, pietra dura
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