19 - 20 March 2001
A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONISED PEDESTAL DISPLAY CABINETS
Stamped 'BEFORT JEUNE', each having a black marble top above a frieze and a glazed cupboard door enclosing shelves, with ormolu foliate mounts throughout
52 cm. (20 1/2 in.) wide; 40 cm. (15 3/4 in.) deep; 110 cm. (39 3/4 in.) high
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Mathieu Befort (1813-1880) was the bourger son of Jean-Baptiste Befort and brother of Bernard Befort, all noted ebenistes of the early 19th century. He is especially famous for his high quality furniture in the manner of Boulle.
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