A Pair of Napoleon III Ebony and Pietre Dure Bookcases
A Very Fine Pair of Napoleon III Style Ebony and Pietre Dure Bookcases Attributed to Auguste-Hippolyte Sauvrezy (1815-1854). This exceptional pair of...
DimensionsHeight: 278 cm (110 in)
Width: 155 cm (62 in)
Depth: 52 cm (21 in)
A Very Fine Pair of Napoleon III Style Ebony and Pietre Dure Bookcases Attributed to Auguste-Hippolyte Sauvrezy (1815-1854).
This exceptional pair of ebonised bookcases each have a moulded cornice above a pair of glazed doors set within finely cast gilt-bronze frames and enclosing three adjustable shelves, all above a frieze drawer and a pair of cupboards with moulded frames.
The frieze beneath the cornice is inlaid with panels of Brèche Violette marble centred by a lozenge of Rouge Griotte. The uprights and frieze drawer of each bookcase are inlaid in Sarrancolin with cabochons of Lapis Lazuli; the frieze drawer centred by a lozenge of Verde Antico.
Sauvrezy, specialised in ebonised furniture often in the classical style and nearly always incorporating pietre dure or fine hard stone inlay.
The Locks Signed 'Huby Fils'.