attributed to POTTIER & STYMUS (1859-1902) AN American Neo-Grec EBONIZED MARQUETRY INLAID Rosewood CREDENZA, NEW YORK, in the Renaissance Revival taste, the shaped back centering a raised block carved with arcaded gilt arches, flanked by concave and convex ivy leaf inlaid panels, over a crotched top with Ionic order style scrolled ends, over an arched cupboard door centering a copper-clad electroform plaque, a relief art nouveau style maiden pouring water into a basin, within a parquetry inlaid guilloche edge, opening to reveal a bird's eye maple veneer interior, within gilt incised engaged column stiles, flanked by canopied, arched, canted sides, centering mixed and dyed wood marquetry inlaid flower bouquets and portraits of goats in rustic wood frames, and two ring turned, gilt incised columns, raised on a shaped cavetto molded plinth, joined by a serpentine, arched skirt; verso of center panel marked in pencil, "Witherbee," and the ormolu frame stamped multiple times "P.S." and the number 61. Height: 25" Width: 61" Depth: 47.5"
Various professional restorations, inlay repairs, filled repairs, likely originally an etegare shelf base, now for use as credenza, minor losses, surface wear, but overall in very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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