A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets
A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets
A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets
A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets
A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets
A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets

A pair of ormolu, marble and Sevres style porcelain mounted cabinets

c. 1850 England

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£140,000 gbp
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Each with rectangular brocatelle marble top over a conforming scrolled foliate frieze, above a central fall-front set with gilt-decorated porcelain plaques painted with fêtes gallantes, the interior fitted with a pigeon hole and four short drawers, flanked by a pair of Campan Rubanémarble columns, above a shaped apron set with a spring-activated drawer, on scrolled male and female term supports joined by an ormolu-molded undertier and mirrored backsplash

These exquisite cabinets demonstrate the skill with which the preeminent mid-19th century English cabinetmakers worked in the style of the French ancien régime. Combining high-style French elements (Sèvres style plaques and the coat-of-arms of the Le Tellier family) and top English construction (fine dovetailing and quarter-molding to the interior of the frieze drawers), the cabinets reflect a taste championed by only a small number of reputable firms.
Edward Holmes Baldock and Blake of London, both active in the 1840s and 1850s, repeatedly exhibited pieces in the French style, such as a porcelain-mounted and ebony veneered secrétaire by Blake and a pair of porcelain and rosewood meubles d'appui by Baldock offered at Sotheby's, London, 28 October 2009, lot 77 and Sotheby's, New York, 19 April 2007, lot 123, respectively. The work of both firms embody the very fashionable taste of the period for haute furnishings of nearly a century earlier.
From the Estate of Margaret B. Nichols
Dimensions
Height 140.30 cm (55.24 inches)
Width 76.70 cm (30.20 inches)
Depth 43.20 cm (17.01 inches)
Stock Code
12085
Medium
Porcelain, wood, marble, ormolu (gilt bronze)
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