When Blake, an English Cabinetmaker, Imitated Boulle

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When Blake an English Cabinetmaker Imitated Boulle

This lavish English replica of the great Louis XIV cabinetmaker’s iconic chest of drawers attests to the Victorian "Boulle revival". Sarcophagus chest of drawers signed "Blake London", Louis XIV style after the model by André-Charles Boulle, c.1850, brass and brown tortoiseshell marquetry, chased and gilded bronze ornamentation, Campan marble top, 88 x 121 x 61 cm/34.64 x 47.64 x 24.01 in. Estimate: €20,000/30,000 The spectacular chest of drawers, one of the most iconic pieces in France’s national furniture collections, is recognizable at first glance. It is a copy of one of a pair that André-Charles Boulle made in 1708 for Louis XIV’s bedchamber at

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