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A Vitrine Cabinet in the Louis XV Vernis Martin Manner

H: 89 in / 225 cm  |  W: 61 in / 154 cm  |  D: 19 in / 48 cm

Description

Constructed in kingwood, richly dressed with finely cast and chased ormolu mounts, and having Vernis Martin style panels; of serpentine form, rising from ormolu sabot shod cabriole legs with espagnolettes, the four Vernis Martin panels enclosed within rococo ormolu frames, depicting young gallants and their ladies, in 18th century costumes; the two central panels as lockable doors, enclosing shelved interiors; over, the two glazed lockable doors are flanked by shaped glazed panels, and dressed with further ormolu, having four velvet lined shelves within; the shaped bonnet top having a stylised 'C' scroll issuing foliates.
French, Circa 1870

REF No. 8514

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