H: 35.5 in / 90 cm | W: 38.25 in / 97 cm | D: 15 in / 38 cmDescription
A Pair of Display Cabinets
By C. Mellier & Co
Constructed in fine satin birch, the demi-lune display cabinets having a gentle breakfront form, and rising from toupie feet, the glazed facets enclosed within ormolu stiff leaf moulding, the central lockable doors flanked by brass fluted pilasters; the interiors mahogany lined with a single shelf, and mirrored backs. The whole surmounted by Carrara marble tops with a three-quarter pierced gallery. Stamped "C. Mellier & Co."
English, circa 1890
French born, Charles Mellier moved to England, worked for, and eventually took over the illustrious Anglo-French cabinet makers Monbro and Company, circa 1870. Working from Frith Street and later Margaret Street, he soon became a major force in designing and making furniture, and executing grand decorative schemes. The company furnished the great cross- Atlantic liner Mauretania and exhibited at the 1904 International Exhibition in St Louis.REF No. 8878