Original brass ormolu sabots (toes). This is a superb quality pair of French Louis XVI bedside chests, circa 1900, in excellent original condition. The bedsides feature a serpentine design with three drawers and a chamfered frame.
Constructed of tulipwood veneers, the drawer fronts boast stunning parquetry work, which incorporate shaped satinwood stringing. The sides of the bedsides display lovely mirror matched parquetry veneers encompassed by further satinwood stringing.The drawers retain their original brass floral fretwork handles and are constructed with dovetailed oak drawer linings. The tops of the bedside possess their original and exceptionally good quality veined freestanding marble Italian tops. The front corners of the bedsides are decorated with fine brass ormolu mounts, with a shaped apron below the drawers.
The bedsides sit on four fine elegant cabriole legs and, the two front legs feature brass ormolu sabots (toes). These bedsides exhibit a rich warm colour. As they boast the original polish, they have a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. These bedsides would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living room or bedroom.This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don't miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture. These bedside cabinets are in good original condition. Nominal old use to the leading edges of the frames but nothing significant considering the age of the item. Importantly, there is no damage or chips to the tops of the original freestanding marble tops. Please note, the marble tops were designed to be freestanding; which means they are meant to rest by gravity alone on the tops of the bedsides. They are very heavy and are not supposed to be glued down. The dovetailed drawers are smooth running and close flush to the frame; they also feature the original brass drawer handles and the original brass ormolu mounts. The bedsides also retain their original polish, ensuring there is a wonderful colour and patination. These besides are solid in joint and ready to use. Height = 73cm or 28¾ or 2ft 4¾. Width = 41.5cm or 16 or 1ft 4. Depth = 34.5cm or 13 or 1ft 1. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity. Yolanda Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yolanda Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yolanda Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield. The item "Antique Pair of French Louis Tulipwood Parquetry Serpentine Bedside Nightstands" is in sale since Monday, January 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Cabinets\20th Century". The seller is "yolandagrayantiques" and is located in Tarporley, Cheshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.