A Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted marquetry meuble d'appui side cabinet   late 19th century
Lot 1246W
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and mahogany marquetry demi-lune side cabinet
Edmond Poteau late 19th century
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of the Dalseme Family Trust, Southern California
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and mahogany marquetry demi-lune side cabinet
Edmond Poteau
late 19th century
The Campan grand mélange marble top above a frieze of entrelacs, over a central cupboard door inlaid with figures among Classical ruins and enclosing shelves, flanked by two glazed doors opening to further shelving, the lock plate signed E. POTEAU, Rue de Turenne, 59. PARIS.
height 46in (117cm); width 54 3/4in (139cm); depth 17 3/4in (45cm)

Footnotes

  • Ledoux-Lebard records Edmond Poteau as operating from 9, rue Mignon between 1856 and 1874, and then moving to 9, rue de Turenne, where he conducted business until the late 1890s. Known for his cabinetry that reflected Transitional and Louis XVI aesthetics, his works reflect an emphasis on fine marquetry and parquetry inlays.

    A secretaire à abattant by Poteau with a very similar marquetry panel was sold at Christie's London, 23 February 2006, lot 143.

    Literature:
    Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier francais du XIX siècle, Les éditions de l'amateur, 1989; p. 530.
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