Highly decorative and wonderful marquetry on oak work for this seven banded drawer’s semainier (semaine in French is a week i.e. 7 days) made during Napoleon III period. The top drawer shows an exceptional marquetry of cubes (front and sides) made of Brazilian rosewood and kingwood. The others six drawers are made of rosewood as well surrounded by” Indian Palissandre” and sycamore filets, some painted in light green. Each drawer has ormolu key holes and pull-rings. This French polished Chest is resting on four turned and tapered legs terminated by bronze sabots. Original grey Sainte-Anne marble top.
IN THE STYLE OF: Louis XVI
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1865
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Marquetry Wood
CONDITION: Excellent. There have been some minor repairs to the Marquetry in a few places..
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 5 ft. (152 cm)
WIDTH: 24 in. (61 cm)
DEPTH: 16 in. (41 cm)