French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell

This is a rare original French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand. Wonderful burl wood, accented with bronze ormolu decoration. Two sides have a cupid with a bow and arrow, one side has a wreath, another has a rosette. There is a single drawer that pulls out. The bronze central handle is a bundle of arrows, with the finger hole being a wreath. The piece rests on four paw feet. I am not sure if there were glass inserts at one time or not. This piece is period, dating between 1820-1840s. It stands 8 1/2" tall and measures 5 1/4" by 5 1/4". There are signs of its age, such as splits in the wood,wear, and one small missing piece on the top (see pictures). A rare find for the inkwell or French empire collector!

Item ID: MP000699

French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell

French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell
French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand inkwell

This is a rare original French empire burl wood and ormolu inkstand. Wonderful burl wood, accented with bronze ormolu decoration. Two sides have a cupid with a bow and arrow, one side has a wreath, another has a rosette. There is a single drawer that pulls out. The bronze central handle is a bundle of arrows, with the finger hole being a wreath. The piece rests on four paw feet. I am not sure if there were glass inserts at one time or not. This piece is period, dating between 1820-1840s. It stands 8 1/2" tall and measures 5 1/4" by 5 1/4". There are signs of its age, such as splits in the wood,wear, and one small missing piece on the top (see pictures). A rare find for the inkwell or French empire collector!

Item ID: MP000699

$650 USD

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