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Empire Style Cartonnier
A rare Empire-style Cartonnier (letter box) bearing the stamp of Gervais Durand, in figured mahogany with well-cast doré bronze mounts. The boxes are made of tooled leather mounted on board, with marbelised paper interiors. French, c. 1880s.
Durand was one of the most important French cabinetmakers of the late 19th century, and his work is known for its exceptional quality