This is a superb antique French kingwood and marquetry inlaid serpentine credenza, circa 1870 in date.
Oozing sophistication and charm, this credenza is the absolute epitome of French high society.
The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern of the book matched kingwood veneers, and it has been enriched by the stunning ormolu mounts and the beautiful parquetry and marquetry decoration.
This credenza is serpentine fronted and serpentine ended with elegant curved glazed doors on either end enclosing shelves. The stunning crossbanded and inlaid kingwood top sits above a central panel door that is smothered in parquetry and inset with a Sevres porcelain plaque decorated with floral sprays.
The central door opens to reveal an interior lined with stunning light blue silk, a shelf and plenty of storage space for drinks, glasses, crockery, etc. and it is flanked by half columns decorated with elegant ormolu mounts and parquetry decoration.
Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.
This is the Rolls Royce of credenzas, being the best quality, the rarest and the most desirable in size and in it's double serpentine shape.
Provenance: Property from a Private Collection
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 111 x Width 187 x Depth 54
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 8 inches x Width 6 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
Our reference: A1281
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.