1810-1813 French Writing cabinet at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia - From the curators' comments: "[The] commode is typical of the large mahogany case furniture with classically inspired ornament, such as the laurel wreaths and lyres seen here, that was fashionable during the Napoleonic Empire (1804-14). Napoleon, eager for his empire to be compared to those of Greece and Rome, adopted classical motifs as his symbols and encouraged their use in furniture."
Patisserie – Confiserie Corner Cabinet. Hand painted with mixture of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints - Chateau, Versailles, Olive and Cream, Louis Blue on trim. Top decorated with ‘’Mills Gardens’’ typography design. Protected with clear wax, aged with dark wax and heavily distressed. Signed.
Napoleon III Bronze Mounted Ebonized Cabinet Signed By Mathieu Jeune Befort