This is a beautiful antique French burr walnut and ebonised occasional work/dressing table, circa 1860 in date.
The brass lock, complete with key, bears the inscription of the maker 'Tahan Paris,' Alphonse Tahan was the master cabinet maker to Emperor Napoleon III.
The table is inlaid with a fabulous decoration of mother of pearl, kingwood, satinwood and brass and has a decorative engraved flush brass mounted border. The rising lid and the ebonised interior is set with a mirror and encloses a well with sliding tray.
The table frieze and stretcher base is also masterfully line inlaid with brass, and the legs have superb decorative ormolu mounts.
Furniture of this quality and condition signed by Tahan are rare and very collectable.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 49 x Depth 36 - When closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches - When closed
Our reference: 07144