Louis XVI buffet with marble slab top

Circa 1790, buffet in Louis XVI style with chinoiseire lacquer ornament in center door (peacock), fitted with slate marble top.


5 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft

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June 4, 2024
Fair Market Value:

Dear Laura, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. The chinoiserie central panel is an attractive - and unusual - element that I think adds considerably to the value (without it, this would have a value of $2,000-3,000). Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is: An antique Louis XVI satinwood and mahogany marquetry inlaid and ormolu mounted marble-top commode French, late 18th/early 19th Century Of rectangular section with canted corners, surmounted by a corresponding marble or slate top, the case fitted with two hinged ebonized diamond inlaid cabinet doors centering a hinged central door with scarlet lacquer Chinoiserie scene, all raised on square tapering legs. 36 inches tall, 60 inches wide, 24 inches deep CONDITION: appears to be of generally good condition PROVENANCE: inherited $3,000-5,000* *represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.