An outstanding French Boulle work pier display cabinet C.1860.
Exceptional quality construction featuring brass Boulle work, red tortoise shell inlay and ormolu along with the most wonderful original velvet interior. It has a gorgeous ebonised finish, with the black, gold and red combination of colours working perfectly.
The original design was made for Louis XIV in the 17th C. This model was made in the 1860’s & 1870’s in France and are now a rarity.
It has been sympathetically restored and cleaned and is in solid condition, perfectly useable and very decorative. It is missing some of the brass beading to the door and has a crack to the top otherwise in good order.