French Empire Style Antique Buffet With Marble Top
French Empire style is noted for it neo-classical design. The case of this small buffet was crafted from mahogany and features full-turned columns with bronze capitals (top of the column) and plinths (bottom of column). Four bronze furry paw feet support the narrow legs. The delicate bronze trim throughout the piece depicts acanthus leaves and scrolls. Two classic female figures made out of doré (gold-plated) bronze are mounted to the doors, with a darker cut of mahogany behind the figures to add more depth. A lovely grey marble top is supported by molding featuring bronze acanthus leaves and floral motif decorations. French Empire style was popular in the opulent 1920s, where there was a demand in the U.S and Europe to reproduce classic styles. Quality craftsmanship was also popular, as people could afford it. Therefore, like this buffet, pieces from this time period tended to be built very well. The diminutive scale of this piece makes it perfect for placement in an entryway, end-of-hallway vignette, or even in a master bathroom or closet.