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A NAPOLEON III BRONZE AND COPPER-MOUNTED OAK CIGAR CABINET-ON-STAND
A NAPOLEON III BRONZE AND COPPER-MOUNTED OAK CIGAR CABINET-ON-STAND

BY CHARLES-GUILLAUME DIEHL, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A NAPOLEON III BRONZE AND COPPER-MOUNTED OAK CIGAR CABINET-ON-STAND
BY CHARLES-GUILLAUME DIEHL, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The upper section with curved pediment surmounted by figures of resting soldiers holding a military trophy, the front mounted with a battle scene, flanked to each side by a standing figure of Athena and Ares, above a pair of cupboard doors set with rectangular panels depicting Roman armory and trophies, the angles with various helmets, the interior fitted for adjustable cigar shelves, each side with similar panelled door fitted with four drawers, above a shaped base, the front angles flanked by mythological beast clasps, the stand with frieze drawer, on tapering fluted legs, each headed by an Ionic capital, joined by an 'X'-frame stretcher, on toupie feet, the lock inscribed Diehl Paris and 19.r. Michel-le-Comte
153 cm. high x 77 cm. wide x 43 cm. deep

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A native of Steinbach, Germany, Diehl (d.1885) settled in Paris in 1840. He established a large atelier at 39, rue Saint-Sebastien, where by 1870 he employed no less than six hundred craftsmen. Diehl manufactured all kinds of coffrets - liqueur cabinets, games boxes, jewellery caskets - as well as small furnishings - lady's work tables, games tables and meubles de mariage. His production included both standard pieces and deluxe objects, among them those executed especially for the various international exhibitions. Diehl participated in all the major international exhibitions during the middle of the 19th century commencing with the Great Exhibition in 1851. Various pieces by Diehl are in the Musé d'Orsay, Paris, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Musé de l'Ecole de Nancy, Nancy and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Another cigar cabinet signed by Diehl, of similar proportions, is in the collections of the Musé de la Seita, Paris, No. 696.

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