26 October 2004
An important pair of Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood, mahogany and end-cut marquetry pedestal bedside cabinets
The cabinetwork attributed to Alphonse Lambert, The mounts attributed to Adolphe-Armand Truffier, Supplied by Boudet, Paris, Circa 1896
En suite with the previous lot, each of serpentine bombé form, the brèche violette marble top above a laurel-festooned front and sides inlaid with floral marquetry within foliate ormolu frames, fitted with a cupboard door opening to a drawer over a drop-down flap with marble-lined interior, above a recess, with plain bombé back, the angles draped with Herculean lion-pelts, above tapering legs applied with reeded chutes, terminating in acanthus-cast scrolled feet; the top edge of each door inscribed BOUDET 43 BD DES CAPUCINES PARIS, the top of the carcasses with stamped inventory numbers N/1816/S.M. and 18327/R and N/1817/S.M. and 18328/R respectively, the underside of the marble tops with painted N/1816/S.M. and N/1817/S.M.
39 in. (99 cm.) high; 18½ in. (47 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) deep (2)
By repute, supplied in 1896 for Umberto I, King of Italy, 1878-1900. Probably by descent to Victor-Emmanuel III, King of Italy, 1900-1946. With Galleria Navarra, Naples.
Acquired in 1948 by the aunt and uncle of the present owner.
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