ref. 1528

C.-G. Diehl

Cabinet maker
(attributed to)

Neo-Greek Planter 

Circa 1870

Height. : 104 cm (41 in.) ; Diam. : 54 cm ( 21,2 in.)

Lovely circular plant pot with a double tray united by a black tripod. Charming marquetry of precious woods decorated by a box tree inlay. A beautiful gilded bronze adornment complete this piece.


Arriving in Paris in about 1840 Charles-Guillaume Diehl (1811-1885) founded his cabinet making and decoration firm at 19 rue Michel-le-Comte in 1885. His workshops produced elegant little pieces of furniture in rosewood and thuja and novelties with bronze and porcelain embellishments (see « Les ébénistes du XIXème siècle »,D. Ledoux-Lebard, Ed. de l’amateur, 1982, p.164). It was his luxury boxes, however (liqueur cellarettes, cigar cabinets, games boxes, cashmere cases, jewelry cases) which assured Diehl’s renown (see « l’Art en France sous le Second Empire », Exposition Grand-Palais, Paris, 1979, p.133). Already rewarded with a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1855 in Paris, he exhibited a jardinière with china columns and a liqueur cabinet at the Industrial Arts Exhibition in 1861.

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