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Pair of Louis XVI-style Ormolu- and Pietra Dura-mounted Ebony-veneered Cabinets

Auction:
3115B
Lot:
495
Sold for:
$49,200$40,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3115B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Louis XVI-style Ormolu- and Pietra Dura-mounted Ebony-veneered Cabinets, 19th century, black marble tops, each door mounted with eight panels depicting birds and fruit, ormolu figural elements at the corners, sides mounted with classically draped ormolu figures, interiors with adjustable shelves, ht. 41, wd. 33, dp. 16 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Small cracks in two panels, one leaf inlay missing, one with section of metal inlay lower right base detached, scattered wear to gilding, key. Short section of metal inlay detached, but present lower right base of one cabinet. Areas of mold on pietra dura panels.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Louis XVI, Cabinetry, Decorative arts, Gilding, Metal plating, Ormolu, Pietra, Pietra dura, Porcelain, Visual arts, Woodworking

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