Napoleon III Sideboard 19th century
French marquetry buffet server with marble-top in rosewood, mahogany and six other inlaid woods, including kingwood.
The marquetry buffet has a white oak frame. Bronze mounts and friezes decorate the pretty sideboard.
It has two locking doors and two drawers. Behind the doors is a single shelf.
The furniture during the Napoleon III period remained highly decorative.
Cabinetmakers still used many of the same woods associated with French luxury furniture. Ebony, pitchpine, walnut, and tulipwood remained particularly favored.
This style brought the return of ornamentation. Gilt-bronze fittings, copper, pewter, ivory, mother-of-pearl inlay, carved and gilded wood, porcelain plaques, and lacquered wood came back into style.
It blends 17th and 18th-century features with contemporary elements. This reflects the transformative, innovative, and industrious energy in French furniture history.
Details of the buffet
The French marquetry buffet is in very good good condition and measures 53ʺW × 21.5ʺD × 41.5ʺH.
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