Antique Millet Napoleon III Tulipwood Ormolu Mounted Sevres Porcelain Inset Guéridon


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Maison Millet à Paris.

A beautiful  Napoleon III tulipwood and ormolu mounted guéridon inset with Sevres style porcelain panels. The whole veneered in exotic tulipwood, the shaped top inset with large oval blue Celeste dish painted with a courting couple in the style of Watteau, above four curved supports with platform base, concealing the original castors . The whole embellished with ormolu mounts. Fine original condition. Mounts marked for Maison Millet. The packing paper for the porcelain plaques revealing the date 1865.

Height 31” (79cm)

Width 25 3/4” (65.4cm)

Depth 19” (48.2cm)


Circa 1865

Established by Théodore Millet in 1853, the Maison Millet operated until 1902 from premises at 11, rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris, before relocating to 23, boulevard Beaumarchais. Specialising in ‘meubles et bronzes d’art, genre ancien et moderne’, with an accent on the Louis XV and XVI styles, Millet won awards in Paris and London including a gold medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900 and three further diplômes d’honneur and four médailles d’or. In 1902 the firm was authorised by the director of the Palace of Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette’s celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux. An auction of the firm’s inventory was held in 1906 and they finally ceased trading in 1918.

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Tulipwood, ormolu