Belgium Royal Family Antique French Napoleon III Mahogany Buffet
A beautiful antique 19th C. Napoleon III mahogany buffet / dresser.
Provenance: The Estate of the late HRH Princess Lilian of Belgium, Domaine d'Argenteuil, VanDerKindere Auctioneers, Brussels, 2/3 April 2003, lot 119. In 1941 King Leopold III secretly married the beautiful Lilian Baels (1916-2002). She became Princess Lilian of Belgium. The King decided that she would not be called Queen. The King abdicated in favor of his son Baudoin in 1951 and following Baudoin's marriage in 1960, Leopold and Lilian moved out of the Royal Palace at Laeken to the Domain d'Argenteuil. Lilian employed various designers to transform the dilapidated mansion into an elegant residence for the ex-King. The couple used the house to cultivate a circle of numerous prominent writers, scientists and doctors (see Michel Verwilghen, Le mythe d'Argenteuil: demeure d'un couple royal, 2006).
Dimensions: 47 3/8 inches high, 55.25 inches wide / long and 22.75 inches deep.
Condition: This piece is an antique and has the usual wear associated with its age. It has dents, nicks, chips, scratches, cracks and mars associated with age.
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