A Pair of Kingwood and Ormolu Cabinets of the Napoleon III Period

A Pair of Kingwood and Ormolu Cabinets of the Napoleon III Period

HENRI PICARD (worked 1840-1890)
A Pair of Kingwood and Ormolu Cabinets of the Napoleon III Period

Date & Origin c. 1870, France
Dimensions
H
122 cm (48 inc)
W
76 cm (29 inc)
D
37 cm (14 inc)
Provenance Henri Picard, a notable fondeur and doreur, is recorded as working in Paris from 1831 to 1864, from 6 rue Jarente and later at 10 rue de la Perle.

Their work was highly regarded by the Emperor Napoleon the Third, and they supplied furniture to his apartments in Fontainebleu, now on exhibit in the Louvre.
Description
A Good Pair of Meuble d'Hauteurs d'Appui By Henri Picard of the Napoleon III Period

Constructed using fine kingwood, thuyawood and amaranth veneers laid in complex book matched and chevron parquetry, and dressed with excellent gilt bronze mounts stamped on the reverse 'HPR' for Henry Picard of Paris; of breakfront form with everted angles, each rising from six tapering ormolu toupie feet supporting shaped, and ormolu dressed plinths, with three lockable doors enclosing shelved interiors, interspersed with ormolu swag and stiff leaf decorated fluted, ring-turned and tapering columns; the central doors with ormolu stylised Grecian urns within leaf cast ormolu frames set with paterae at the inverted angles: the flanking doors dressed with ormolu interwoven branches issuing flambeaux; the sides with further conforming parquetry and ormolu mounts, with the upper aprons set with Vitruvian form ormolu friezes, and having Portoro marble inset platforms with everted angles. Bearing an old paper label reading 'Roux No.49, 1 Bahal'.

Literature
Similar models are recorded in Christopher Payne's '19th Century European Furniture' published by the Antique Collectors Club in 1981
Medium
kingwood, ormolu, marble
Signed / Inscribed
Stamped to the reverse of the ormolu mounts
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8911
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
122 cm (48 inc)
W
76 cm (29 inc)
D
37 cm (14 inc)
Description
A Good Pair of Meuble d'Hauteurs d'Appui By Henri Picard of the Napoleon III Period

Constructed using fine kingwood, thuyawood and amaranth veneers laid in complex book matched and chevron parquetry, and dressed with excellent gilt bronze mounts stamped on the reverse 'HPR' for Henry Picard of Paris; of breakfront form with everted angles, each rising from six tapering ormolu toupie feet supporting shaped, and ormolu dressed plinths, with three lockable doors enclosing shelved interiors, interspersed with ormolu swag and stiff leaf decorated fluted, ring-turned and tapering columns; the central doors with ormolu stylised Grecian urns within leaf cast ormolu frames set with paterae at the inverted angles: the flanking doors dressed with ormolu interwoven branches issuing flambeaux; the sides with further conforming parquetry and ormolu mounts, with the upper aprons set with Vitruvian form ormolu friezes, and having Portoro marble inset platforms with everted angles. Bearing an old paper label reading 'Roux No.49, 1 Bahal'.

Stock Code 8911

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