Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840
Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840

Antique pair of French Empire Bedside Cabinets c.1840

c. 1840 France

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This is a beautiful pair of antique French Mahogany bedside cabinets, circa 1840 in date.

The cabinets feature ormolu decoration with a pieced galley to each, with striking white "Marmo di Carrara" marble tops, they each have a useful oak lined drawer over a cupboard and they stand on elegant reeded legs with turned feet.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 82 x Width 41 x Depth 41

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches
Mahogany
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


Carrara marble - is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried at the city of Carrara in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany, Italy).

Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo at least, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone, except perhaps that of his own quarry in Pietrasanta. The Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this stone, as are the interiors of Manila Cathedral, the cold-white marbles of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the campus of Harvard Medical School.


Our reference: 06964
Stock Code
06964
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