French Serpentine Front Vernis Martin Cabinet


Ref: 22882
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Circa 1870, French serpentine fronted cast brass and gilded Vernis Martin cabinet. With cast brass and gilded pediment that has Rococo casting and open fretwork, leading on to the shaped brass moulding above the cabinet doors. The two doors have glazed, serpentine glass and open to reveal glass shelves to the top and the back and bottom shelf are lined in velour. The serpentine shaped doors have a foliate, gilded bezel and beneath this are two painted panel, one bombe shaped. The paintings depict children at play: a girl on a swing, a girl dancing to music. The dipped apron leads to ormolu mounts to the knees, and the legs finish in cast sabots.


  • Size 208 cm high x 103 cm wide x 38 cm deep