These tables are new to me and I am considering refinishing them. However, I need to check the value (or lack of) prior to doing any work/damage....The smaller one is badly sun damaged on one side and the larger Bombe shaped one has a cracked piece of granite on top. Some veneer is either cracked or lifting or both. The tables are both quite dry and in need of feeding. I can only do that if I remove the finish, but I hesitate doing so. All of the metal corner guards are present and are gorgeous. Help! Both tables are photographed here.
Purchased locally from a family that is moving out of State. She had purchased them from Ebay.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An antique Louis XV style marquetry inlaid and ormolu mounted marble-top bombe commode
French, late 19th Century
The shaped black with white veining marble top over a corresponding bombe case with swelled front fitted with two drawers over an applied ormolu mount, all with foliate marquetry inlay, all raised on tall cabriole legs terminating in ormolu sabots.
34 inches high, 32 inches wide, 17 inches deep
CONDITION: marble top with cracking. Some cracking and lifting to veneers.
PROVENANCE: acquired from someone who acquired this through eBay.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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