A French Boulle Card Table


Ref: 32245
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Circa 1870. A French ebonized Boulle and brass inlaid table in the manner of ‘Andre Charles Boulle’. The butterfly shaped top with broad ebonized banding with fine tortoise shell and brass inlay with a classical figure in the center. The fore edges in gilded brass with foliate pattern, the top is hinged and opens to reveal a green felt lined fitted interior with broad banding with inlay similar to the top. The frieze follows the form of the top, with two Boulle panels and a large cast brass mythical face in the center, further panels on the side and the back. The table rests on four stylish cabriole legs with gilded cast brass mounts depicting classical ladies, with fine beading in the facing with Boulle inlay on both sides and finishing with a well-cast sabot to the foot.


  • 78cm H, 93cm W, 47cm D