A French ormolu-mounted tulipwood and marquetry vitrine
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A French ormolu-mounted tulipwood and marquetry vitrine

ATTRIBUTED TO EMMANUEL ZWIENER, PARIS, CIRCA 1880

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A French ormolu-mounted tulipwood and marquetry vitrine
Attributed to Emmanuel Zwiener, Paris, Circa 1880
Of bombé shape, with an egg-and-dart moulded frieze, above the glazed front, the mirrored interior fiteed with two glazed shelves, the sides each with a glazed hinged door, the bombé panel to the lower front inlaid with spring flowers, on square shaped tapering legs, with cloven sabots
76½ in. (193 cm.) high; 74 in. (188 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, was born in Herdon, Germany in 1849. He moved to Paris and established his workshop at 12, rue de la Roquette and is recorded as working from that address between 1880 and 1895.
He produced the very finest furniture replicating articles from the Garde-Meuble National of France. His work appears to be mainly in the Louis XV rococo manner, inset with fine marquetry, Vernis Martin panels and encrusted with gilt-bronze mounts, all to the highest standards of manufacture. However, the furniture that he created in a very, florid and elaborate Louis XV style.
Exhibiting at the Exposition Universelle, Paris in 1889, he was given a gold medal. The jury reported dès ses débuts à une Exposition universelle, [il] s'est mis au premier rang par la richesse, la hardiesse et le fini de ses meubles incrustés de bronze et fort habilement marquetés.
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