Fabulous French antique Boulle style cabinet
You are viewing an exquisite Boulle style French sideboard or cabinet with a Languedoc marble top. This piece is the ultimate in style and elegance and would really add an air of sophistication to your home interior schemes. The Boulle style is synonymous with the intricate style of inlay where the brass shapes and designs are cut and embedded into the red faux tortoiseshell backing for that unqiue style. Breathaking. There is also a wealth of intricate gold ormolu work with all the fittings and trimmings. I only hope the photographs do this piece some justice. She is offered in perfect condition and ready for home use right away. Boulle, André Charles (1642-1732), French furniture designer, who developed a style of furniture inlay that came to be known as Boulle or Buhl. As cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, he produced desks, cabinets, clocks, chests, and even parquet floors, working in an ornate Baroque style. He is especially noted for highly coloured inlays of exotic woods cut to shapes that form arabesques, landscapes, or flowing draperies. The distinctive type of inlay that he developed and that bears his name consists of tortoiseshell with inlay in brass, pewter, or copper. His influence continued into the 19th century.
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