A Rare Boulle Sideboard
At first glance, I thought I had seen this sideboard in another
listing I did recently. But as I studied this piece, I saw clearly
that the center had arches with white wooden pillars in front of
the mirror. The mirror goes across the whole back of the
sideboard. Next, I began studying the dark black background with
the fine gold transfer work. We don't usually see the Boulle
pieces in the dark stain which I think preceded the more common
dark brown. The white banding that is found on the shelves, on the
pillars and on the top and bottom of the large doors at the base
make the parts stand out more. I think it is also unusual to see
the indentation in the center with an open shelf below.
This is an unique piece and in such pristine condition.
Measurements: 5"h. x 5-5/8"w. x 1-3/4"d.
Circa: Early 19th Century