ART DECO MACASSAR EBONY MARBLE-TOP SIDEBOARD
France, circa 1930s
Item # 111YGZ03A
A brilliant strikepoint piece, this Art Deco period sideboard dressed in high-polish lacquered macassar ebony veneers and topped with a large slab of Italian Nero Portoro marble. The cabinet is characterized by three doors that are operated by two nickel-plated matched keys, these opening to reveal two shelves on the right, the middle with a single hand-dovetailed drawer with a nickel-plated pull over a single shelf and the left side with a single shelf. The serpentine superstructure conforms to the curvature of the marble, this set into shallow recesses in the sides of the top. The back of the cabinet reveals tidy joinery with dovetailed lower corners.
Of very fine workmanship and material throughout, it is a remarkable piece that remains preserved in overall original condition.
Measurements: 37 1/8" H x 22 1/2" D x 78" W
Good overall condition, surface in as-found well-preserved condition with several lacquer flaws including: "dent" along front right edge of top before the marble, some blemish along edges, joint line with lacquer flaw below hinge edge of outer doors, some light chipping to very bottom edges of upper cabinet, lacquer flaw at back left corner of the top, some lacquer loss to the feet (more notably on the left side), bottom front-corner on the right side of the chest with a lacquer chip. Overall presents well. Two original keys, each with worn nickel-plating; escutcheons with worn nickel-plating. Scuffs and scratches to the original marble top. Marble top shimmed beneath to add some support.