An outstanding French boulle serpentine shaped ebonised wellington chest with secretaire writing compartment. The chest has extremely good quality engraved brass and red tortoise shell inlay with ebonised sides and single brass string inlay with white carrera marble top finished with bronze gilt ormolu mounts and moulds.
Inside, the chest is veneered in rosewood and has three serpentine shaped drawers with gilt moulding detail. The writing surface has a fitted red hide leather. All the drawers are oak lined and have their original working locks and key.
Height - 48 inches
Width - 25 ½ inches
Depth - 13 ½ inches
Circa - 1870