Elegant burled wood large chest, a cigar cabinet for presentation, this one is French, c.1850-70, Napoleon III / Victorian era. Comes to us out of France and is truly one of the nicest of these we've ever found. The black gutta percha panels of hunt scenes, Animalier movement bas relief sculptures (4) are each perfectly preserved, and rest with such opulence against all that fine burled wood veneer and ebonized trim. Very much a Napoleon III mainstay. Fine quality throughout, even the 4 trays have slider apparatus at back of trays to hold them firm and straight as they slide out. A drawer in bottom, and all of the original knobs in place. The chest is more beautiful in person than in our photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, with only very minor signs of age (view from all sides to see any slight imperfections). Corners are crisp, not chipped away, all trim is in place. Trays have never been damaged. No odors. Hardware hinge shows the braces (2) to hold it upright without bending further back. Lock with working original key. The one I'd keep, were I younger!
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