An extremely fine quality French Napoleon III serpentine shaped free standing ebony and ebonised writing table or centre table inlaid with engraved brass and mother of pearl by Maison Millet. The table has a beautiful central design of delicately inlaid mother of pearl flowers with brass leaves and single brass string inlay. The cabriole legs are adorned with fantastic quality bronze gilt ormolu mounts of females with foliate background terminating to ormolu mounted scroll feet. The reverse of the mounts are stamped MB (Blaise Millet)? Maison Millet was established in Paris in 1857 by Blaise Millet and operated from premises at 11 Rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris before relocating to 23 Boulevard Beaumarchais.The firm specialised in fine gilt bronzes, furniture and decorative objects and were an active client of Francois Linke. The company won several awards in exhibitions for their work including a gold at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle. In 1897 Blaise's son Theodore joined the company and in 1902 Maison Millet were commissioned by the Palais de Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux. Height - 29 inches Width - 45 ½ inches Depth - 30 ½ inches Circa - 1860. This table is in lovely condition ready for your home. The table has been repolished and the mounts have been cleaned and lacquered. Arrowsmith Antiques and Restoration has been established in Macclesfield, Cheshire for 30 years. We supply high quality antique furniture, lighting, clocks and home furnishings ready for direct sale to private customers, interior designers and dealers around the world from our showroom. Our stock inventory consists of decorative Continental, English and Oriental items ranging from the 18th century through to the 20th century. Our showroom is open Monday - Friday. All items are available to view. If you would like to know more information or to arrange an appointment to view please call on 01625 611880.