A Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Mounted Brass Inlaid Meuble d'Appui
late 19th century
having a rectangular marble top with canted corners on a conforming case with masks at the sides and two doors opening to two shelves, the corners headed by putti holding shells aloft, all over a shaped apron with block feet.
Height 45 3/4 x width 49 3/4 x depth 20 inches.
Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
Purchased Sotheby's New York, 22 November 2005, Lot 230
Slate top intact with some scratches and chips. Areas of lifting brass inlay. Scratches and discoloration around base. No interior shelves. A few age cracks and small repairs.