Rosewood and Satinwood, carved elements. The cornice decorated with a carved faun’s head in a gilt acanthus cartouche.
Inlay work in the manner of André Charles Boulle. Gilt bronze applications.
The pair of doors with coromandel-panels.
Engraved signature: “A. H. Lippmann” to the lower right base.
Height: 265 cm
Width: 161 cm
Depth: 58 cm
At the world exhibition 1878 in Paris the brothers Alphonse and Heber Lippmann where honoured with the bronze medal. In 1865 the Lippman brothers took part at the “Exposition de l’union centrale des Beaux-Arts”.
This cabinet was produced after a model by André Charles Boulle, of the Louis XIV period which is exhibited in the “Louvre” Paris.
Literature: D. Ledoux–Lebard, Le mobilier francais du XIXe siécle, Paris 1989, page 444.
Rainer Haaff, Prachtvolle Stilmöbel Historismus in Deutschland und Mitteleuropa, Leopoldshafen 2012, Ill. title and page 573, ill. 2617.
This furniture is illustrated in: A. Gonzales-Palacios, Il mobile francese dal Medioevo al 1925, Milan 1981 page 28.
The counterpart is illustrated in: H. Havard, L’art dans la maison, 1883, table VII.