Néo-grec Cabinet with Wedgewood Plaques
Up for bidding is a 1870’s Renaissance Revival cabinet with wedgewood plaques. According to the seller, the cabinet is mahogany with pine on the back with bronze ormolu mounts, brass trimming, gilt incising, and an inlay detail line on the top areas. There are actually three plaques: one round on each door flanking the mirror and one rectangular plaque above the mirror. This style cabinet is similar to those executed by Alexander Roux. The seller also suggests Pottier & Stymus or Herter Brothers. Regardless of maker, this is a nice piece for a buy-it-now price of $2,690.00 and ends February, 22nd. The cabinet is located in Virginia and the listing can be seen here. You can learn a bit more about Neo-grec style from the Metropolitan Museum of Art here.
There is also a Neo-grec center table that will be sold on Saturday the 16th by Wendler’s Auction. The table includes inlayed musical instruments, marble center, ebonized accents, and giltwood faces. The seller is attributing the piece to Herter Bros. Bidding starts at $2,000 and the expected range is $5,000 to $7,000. A similarly styled table just sold for $17,625 at Neal Auction Company. You can see the listing for the table below here.