A fine Louis XIV style gilt bronze, pewter, and tortoiseshell mounted ebonized première partie meuble d'appui
after a model by André Charles Boulle (1642-1732)
fourth quarter 19th century
The verde antico rectangular marble top over a gilt acanthus and floral banded frieze above a portrait medallion of Louis XIV inscribed LVDOVICCS MAGNUS FRAN ET NAV REX PP flanked by laurel crowned putti and husked swags over a central door inlaid with pewter urn and floral marquetry, the side panels inlaid with festooned lambrequins, each side with four inlaid drawers ending in spiral toupie feet, signed Paul Sormani 10 rue Charlot, Paris.
height 45in (114.3cm); width 33 1/2in (85cm); depth 16 1/2in (42cm)