26 February 1998
A pair of French ormolu-mounted kingwood and Vernis Martin meubles d'appui
In the Louis XVI Style, By V. Raulin, Paris, Late 19th Century
Each with a rectangular brèche violette marble top with canted front angles, above a frieze mounted with acanthus scrolls and fitted with a drawer, above a Vernis Martin panel door, showing on the one cabinet putti with birds, on the companion cabinet putti playing with a dog, each interior fitted with two shelves, above an apron with a foliate cartouche mount, each canted angle flanked by fluted columns, on anthemion-mounted blocks and six tapering legs on sabots, one with a plaque mounted to the carcass below the marble and engraved V. RAULIN 209-226 Bd St Germain
47 in. (119.5 cm.) wide; 43¾ in. (111 cm.) high; 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) deep (2)
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Victor Raulin moved his established business to 110, rue Vielle-du-Temple in 1882 and thereafter to 209, boulevard Saint-Germain, continuing until 1925.
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