3 April 2002
A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted ebonised vitrine-table,
The square hinged top set with a glazed panel, opening to reveal a red velvet-lined interior, the frieze applied with fruiting swags, the tapering cabriole legs cast at the hips with ram's heads and joined by a galleried undertier
27¾in. (70.5cm.) high; 15¾in. (40cm.) wide; 15¾in. (40cm.) deep
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