French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros
French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros

JEAN LOUIS BENJAMIN GROS (1793-1870)

French gilt bronze, marble and marquetry cabinet by Gros

c. 1860 France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£12,000 gbp
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This stunning and elegant cabinet was designed and created by the famed 19th Century Parisian ebeniste, Jean-Louis-Benjamin Gros. Featuring detailed inlays, contrasting woods and sumptuous gilt bronze mounts, the cabinet embodies fine craftsmanship and the simple beauty of Napoleon III period design. It is topped with curved, veined red marble and it opens via a central door at the front, which can be locked with a key, to reveal three wooden shelves on the inside.

The most impressive elements of the cabinet, however, are the three marquetry panels on the front, each of which depicts flowers shown hanging from a ribbon. The panels are expertly crafted using the intricate method of inlaying individual pieces of different coloured wood into the cabinet's veneer, to create masterful 'paintings in wood'. The marquetry panels are framed inside a dark wooden border and rectangular gilt bronze bands, and separated by pilasters mounted with gilt bronze floral motifs. At the base of the cabinet there is a further gilt bronze mount showing a leaf motif.
Dimensions
Height 114.00 cm (44.88 inches)
Width 147.00 cm (57.87 inches)
Depth 43.00 cm (16.93 inches)
Stock Code
15023
Medium
Wood (marquetry), ormolu (gilt-bronze), marble
Signed/Inscribed
The reverse of the cabinet is stamped 'Gros / Paris' in two places.
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