You are viewing an amazing French cabinet in the Boulle style which is evident in the intricate brass inlay work on the red and black tortoiseshell design. It is a highly distinctive and sumptuous design and would suit various interior schemes.
The cabinet also has a wealth of ormolu work and fittings - emblems, floral scrolls and other designs, at various points including. There is also ample storage space with the top drawer and the opening shelved cabinet. Traditionally these look great in an entrance hall or foyer, perhaps with a vase of flowers on or some other decorative item. They really are the highest quality and the epitome of style and unusual to come across.
The piece is offered in perfect condition and ready for home use right away.
Boulle, Andr?harles (1642-1732), French furniture designer, who developed a style of furniture inlay that came to be known as Boulle or Buhl. As cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, he produced desks, cabinets, clocks, chests, and even parquet floors, working in an ornate Baroque style. He is especially noted for highly coloured inlays of exotic woods cut to shapes that form arabesques, landscapes, or flowing draperies. The distinctive type of inlay that he developed and that bears his name consists of tortoiseshell with inlay in brass, pewter, or copper. His influence continued into the 19th century.
Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
37 x 19 x 43
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