PIERRE EMMANUEL GUERIN (French/American 1833-1911) A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED POLYCHROME CABINET, NEW YORK, in the Vernis Martin taste, after Francois Linke (French 1855-1946), the serpentine, molded edge, cookie corner green onyx top, over a bombé frieze with an ormolu framed landscape, over a bombé cupboard door with an ormolu scroll applied edge, centering a painted scene in the style of Jean Watteau (French/Dutch 1684-1721), of "Turn of the century" ladies, in modern dress, while an 18th century gentleman approaches in a garden, flanked by the cabriole legs headed with espagnolette chutes of a youthful beauty crowned by feathers issuing bell flower and acanthus scrolls; the side panels are painted with musical and rosebud motifs, over reserves with barbizon style landscapes, raised on splayed ormolu mounted feet, joined by an arched ormolu mounted rocaille flourish skirt, the ormolu foot marked "P.E. Guerin, N.Y. no. 48." Height: 42" Width: 36 1/2" Depth: 16 1/4"
Some chips to the painted surfaces, patina on the ormolu, some surface wear on the top and throughout, but overall in very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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