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Antique Neo Grec Rosewood Cabinet Attr. Alexander Roux
Striking unmatched quality in execution, style and materials this remarkable piece demonstrates the superlative excellence only matched by the two verified Neo Grec Alexander Roux pieces in the Metropolitan Museum and the Munson-Proctor-Williams Institute. French born cabinetmaker Alexander Roux (1813–1886) produced some of the finest American furniture in his New York facility. Note the finest artisanship in the details including the exquisite mounts (see photos of this piece and the photos of the two museum pieces) with delicate incising, gilt-metal mounts, rich marquetry panels, and porcelain plaques encircled by ormolu ribbons, is an eclectic combination of Louis XVI and classical motifs. This piece is attributed to Roux and though this piece does not contain a Roux signature nor label, its quality stands on its own - the artisanship, materials (rosewood, bronze capitals, concave panels), French motif, centerpiece porcelain plaque of Louis XVI, and supreme execution are without question Roux. You will not find a finer cabinet ever made in America. Note the outstanding marquetry signed by Joseph Cremer (see close up photo signature “J. Cremer”) . Joseph Cremer (1830-1878) one of the most renowned marqueteurs of the mid-nineteenth century in France, supplying furniture to Louis Philippe in 1844 and the King of Holland, he specialized in marquetry panels for the incorporation into only the finest superlative cabinets of other top makers' carcasses including Alexander Roux and Pottier & Stymus. Cremer exhibited at major exhibitions, winning medals in 1839, 1844, 1849 and 1852 including the Paris Exposition Universelle. Circa 1860s. Dimensions: 80” wide X 44.5” high X 20” deep.


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