Antique French Cav De Liqueur Sweet Liquor Cabinet A Sweet Liqueur
Purchased in Paris in the early 1980s, this Cav de Liqueur dates to the mid-1800's, probably produced in France, no maker's marks.
It exudes fine workmanship from the delicately hand etched, floral design cut glasses, decanters and stoppers to the expert wood working which appears to be bird's eye maple applied with exquisite matched grain patterns. The carrying tray with the brass handle and glass holders lifts out for serving your guests.We have gone into great detail below about the condition, but keep in mind that this is a century+ old piece, and it is remains a very nice period antique.
The front and top of the cabinet have an inlaid decorative pattern of brass and wood that appear to be set into ebony with small details of mother of pearl.Condition is fair to good. the bottom piece of the cabinet, below the serving tray has a seam separation (3/8") apparently caused by the wood aging and shrinking. The cabinet feet are in good condition, and all the hardware is original and it has the original key. the lid/front has warped slightly (see photo) and the latches don't quite align without some pressure, but the cabinet still closes and displays beautifully.
The top/lid has a center seam that has a significant upward warp (see photo); the inlay is intact but rais... read more