A very special sewing table from the Napoleon III period, made in France circa 1870.
The top features a wonderful tortoiseshell and cut brass inlay, also known as “Boulle” marquetry. The top folds up to reveal a mirror inside, which is surrounded by gilt decorative framing. The interior has a compartmentalized drawer with lock and key.
The exterior is ebonized as was popular in the Napoleon III period, with curved sides supported by graceful cabriole legs, and elegant brass piping along the edge all the way down to the feet.
This table is remarkably great original condition, with actual use as a sewing table back in the day. It’s a great piece – and even practical – in its current state. Or, you might additionally consider restoring this one to its original splendor, which would certainly yield a stunning showcase piece for your home!
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