Charles - Guillaume DIEHL (1811-1885) and attributed to Emmanuel FREMIET (1824-1910)
Cabinet forming a cigar cellar in oak opening to a door revealing thirty-two flat drawers in two stacks surrounding four drawers, surmounting a drawer in the belt. Feet in sheaths joined by an X-shaped brace.
Rich ornamentation of gilded bronzes, the door decorated with a medallion with a child holding two horses.
(With key, lock to be restored, some stains on the top).
Around 1870, apparently unsigned.
Height : 138 cm
Width : 49,5 cm
Depth : 40,5 cm
Christopher Payne "Paris furnitures" Monelle Hayot, St Rémy sur l'eau, 2018, page 324 for an almost identical base on a Diehl cigar cabinet, which produced a large number of them with variations.
Pierre Bergé, Paris, December 6, 2012, no. 65
Koller, Zurich, June 27, 2014, no. 1155
Hampel, Munich, 25 March 2021, no. 110
Charles-Guillaume Diehl specialized in boxes and small pieces of furniture, especially those for cigar lovers. He made luxurious cigar cabinets, one of which is kept in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.