19th century French Art Nouveau walnut vitrine, with flared cornice supported by carved pomegranates, over a relief carved frieze of grapes and pomegranates surmounting leaded and beveled glass upper doors, over a base cabinet with similar leaded and beveled glass inserts on the lower doors also with relief carved branches of pomegranates, 96"h x 58"w x 23"d.
Cabinet. Place of origin: Yorkshire, England (probably, made). Date: ca. 1700 (made). Artist/Maker: Byfield, John (possibly, maker). Materials and Techniques: Marquetry of walnut, burr walnut, sycamore, other woods and ivory, with some staining, on a pine and oak carcase, with brass fittings.
Drop-front secretary on stand (Secrètaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) (one of a pair) Adam Weisweiler (1744–1820, master cabinetmaker 1778–after 1810) Date: ca. 1790 Culture: French, Paris Medium: Oak veneered with ebony, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, satinwood, Japanese and French lacquer panels, gilt-bronze mounts, brocatelle marble top (not original); steel springs; morocco leather (not original)