LOUIS XV STYLE DISPLAY CABINET WITH MARQUETRY DECORATION, 19TH CENTURY
A Louis XV style curved display case in rosewood, amaranth and satinwood veneer, decorated with diamond-shaped friezes, marquetry of knotted flowers and flower vases. Satinwood is an exotic wood with a yellow background and red or yellow-grey and grey-green veins, used in cabinetmaking or marquetry. When polished, it gives a satin sheen, hence the name "satin". Amaranth and rosewood are tropical woods that were widely used in the 18th century for marquetry, allowing shimmering compositions.
Our display case is beautifully decorated with gilded and chased bronzes with jagged acanthus leaves, shells and flowers. It rests on four scrolled foliage feet. This piece of furniture opens on the front with two glass doors in the upper part, a tilting drawer forming a secretary with two other small drawers inside, and two glass doors in the lower part. The two display cabinets reveal a curved interior, with three shelves to display tableware and collectibles.
Napoleon III period
Circa: 1870 Dim: W:86cm, D:40cm, H:145cm
Condition report: in very good general condition, with marquetry in very good condition. The display case retains its two original keys. The bronze has a few spots of oxidation, not very visible. The drawer lock does not work. Rods adapted to the shape of the windows are provided, allowing to add pleated curtains. It is possible to change the leather of the flap, currently pistachio green.