Superb Antique French Napoleon III Mouchette Mahogany Buffet Sideboard, Royal Provenance
A superb antique 19th C. Napoleon III mouchette mahogany buffet / dresser with two doors and two separate interior compartments as well as two drawers and a nice decorate crest on the top. This elegant buffet once belonged to the Princess of Belgium.
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).
Do not hesitate to contact Dimitri at 609-240-4138 regarding this stunning piece or come to view it in person at our historic showroom located at 137 Stockton St., Hightstown, NJ 08520!
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Dimensions: 47 3/8 inches high, 55.25 inches wide / long and 22.75 inches deep.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. See pictures as they are a part of the condition report!
Shipping: Due to the size for this beautiful unique piece, professional packaging and shipping will require freight service. Email Dimitri or call me at 609-240-4138 with your zip code for an estimate in home (first floor) white glove service with insurance. Buyer will be responsible to pay shipping company directly for their delivery.