Antique French Marquetry Marble Top Buffet

2305-34123B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

42H x 56.5W x 22.5D

Location: Dallas


This stunning work of art is the result of four master artisans, representing the utmost in French quality. First, the casework was established, designed with mitered corners set at a 45 degree angle, providing a framework. Next the ebeniste skillfully adorned the entire façade with a variety of hand-picked woods to create floral urn images elaborately framed with burlwoods and carefully applied inlay. Then the metalsmith fitted the framework, base molding, and entire drawer tier with bronze castings in a Greek revival style. Even the bun feet received laurel wreaths, with Greek wave accenting the base. Finally, the stone mason contoured and beveled a lovely and neutral slab of marble to top it all off.
Truly a masterpiece!
Circa 1890.
Measures 42H x 56.5W x 22.5D.