An important Napoleon III ormolu and hardstone-mounted ebonised side-cabinet.
Front with three doors between ormolu-bronze applications, pilasters with male and female heads. The doors with colourful applying florentine hardstones and scagliola on polished dark slate plate. Brass inlay and decorative ormolu bronze applications.
Under a door the cabinet is stamped "Heubes".
Hubert-Joseph Heubès was an ebeniste and ebeniste marchand and he had a shop in Paris, Rue du Parc-Royal since 1854. He has also exhibited at the "Exposition Universelle" in 1867.
Heubès was expert in the Boulle and Florentine Hartstone technique.
A similar furniture by Hubert-Joseph Heubès is illustrated in the book "19th Century European Furniture", Christopher Payne, page 71 with colour illustration and on the back cover of this book.
Paris, Hubert-Joseph Heubès, third quarter 19th century.
Height: 119 cm
Width: 216 cm
Depth: 46 cm
Literature: Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Francais Du XIX Sièle - dictionnaire des ébénistes et menuisiers, page 259. Y. Gairand, Le Guidargus Des Meubles des ébénistes aux designers, page 136.