Exquisite Napoleon III Period Inlaid Etagere
French Napoleon III three-tiered stand or etagere from the third quarter of the 19th century. Exquisitely inlaid with intricate amboyna, brass and mother-of-pearl marquetry, the top tier featuring a central diamond motif and pierced partial gallery, the two lower tiers having a matching gold gilt ormolu mounted rim, decorated with ornate running ornamentation, joined by elegant ebonized cylindrical supports, rising on curved legs. In very good, detailed condition. Circa 1870.