Louis XV-Style Rosewood Cartonniere Late 19th Century


c. 1870s. The bombe-form superstructure fitted with five conforming leather compartments, each removable and with a bisected lid and fall-front front. The fronts have delicate gilt-tooled accents, the interior lid of each bearing a label from “Ruffier, Marchand Papetier a Paris, rue Dauphine”. The tower section has a shaped front over a conforming case with a banded and bi-paneled front centered by an ormolu mount, each side fitted with a banded quarter-veneered cupboard door. Raised on cabriole legs ending in sabots.

Dimensions 13.5 x 40 x 57.5 in
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