A fine early 19th century miniature cabinet by Alphonse Giroux possibly a salesman sample. Finely carved in excellent condition partial label on reverse. Measuring 19 inches tall by 10 1/4 inches wide and 5 deep. A fine example of this famous French furniture makers work. Biography, François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (died May 1, 1848, in Paris) was a French art restorer and ébéniste .He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century. He was the official restorer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and collected and exhibited art by Louis Daguerre, Charles Marie Bouton, Charles Arrowsmith, Charles Renoux, and others. As well as restoring art, his business made and sold furniture in various styles for the French royal family and others. He is also known for constructing the daguerrotype cameras designed by Daguerre.