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Antique French Kingwood Vernis Martin Bombe' Side Cabinet c.1870

Antique French Kingwood Vernis Martin Bombe Sold
Ref: 07970
Price: £ 0.00
This is a stunning antique French Kingwood and Vernis Martin, ormolu mounted bombe' side cabinet C1870 in date.

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This is a stunning antique French Kingwood and Vernis Martin, ormolu mounted bombe' side cabinet C1870 in date.

It has a stunning serpentine "Breche d'Alep" marble top above a bombe' door with a central panel that has been hand painted with a beautiful painting depicting a courting couple, and it bears the signature of the artist, lower right.

The door opens to a velvet lined interior with a central shelf, above a shaped apron and raised on splayed legs that are beautifully decorated with gilt ormolu mounts.

The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.

Add a touch of unparalleled style to your home.

With working lock and original key.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 


Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 74 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

Our reference: 07970

Vernis Martin
is a lustrous lacquer substitute widely used in the 18th century to decorate furniture and such personal articles as brisé fans,  snuffboxes and clocks. The process of adding bronze or gold powder to green varnish was perfected by the French brothers Guillaume and Etienne-Simon Martin, hence its name “Vernis Martin”, as Vernis is French for varnish. It is said to have been made by heating oil, copal and amber and then adding Venetian turpentine and the Martin brothers perfected the process with inclusions in the varnish, sprinkling spangles of silver plated copper wire into the wet varnish ground. Highly praised by Voltaire, it was developed to imitate East Asian lacquerware which was being imported into France during the Louis XV period. Vernis Martin was made in several colours, green, black and a golden red being the most characteristic.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 74 x Depth 36

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

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