This French Art Deco marquetry sideboard by Michel Dufet (1888-1985) features diamond patterned parquetry in European walnut burl. Cascading marquetry floral vines in exotic woods with painted details decorate the front of this important piece. The marquetry design depicts Monnaies du Papes (Annual Honesty) florals, directly translated to “money of the Pope” as the florals resemble coins on branches. A high-gloss finish highlights the curved face and cabinet doors. The interior of the cabinet has two drawers for silverware or table linens and an adjustable shelf. Even the interior of the doors are fully finished in high-gloss, highlighting their exceptional wood grain. Tapered, ribbed legs, a keyed lock and a charcoal marble top with light gold veining complete this exquisite buffet.
For another stunning sideboard in rosewood with a marble top, see: Sideboard 216SB by Mercier Freres.
By Michel Dufet (1888-1985)
c.1925 Art Deco
79”W x 20.5”D x 40.25”H