Property of a Northern California Gentleman
A fine pair of Louis XIV style gilt bronze and boulle marquetry mounted ebonized encoignures aux quatre saisons in the manner of Andre-Charles Boulle (1642-1732)
third quarter 19th century
Each with a gilt foliate banded black marble top over a pair of doors brass inlaid with arabesque scroll work, each mounted with a gilt relief figure representing the seasons, Winter as a cloaked Ancient, Spring a floral crowned maid, Summer a maid with wheat sheaves, and a vine crowned Bacchante celebrating Autumn's harvest, all raised on tapering deeply cast spiral legs.
height 42 1/2in (108cm); width 38in (98cm); depth 28in (71cm)