A c.1805 French Empire mahogany sofa table, offered for £6500 by LVS Decorative Arts.

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LVS Decorative Arts offers this c.1805 French Empire mahogany sofa table on its website for £6500.

It is attributed to Jean- Joseph Chapuis (1765- 1864), a Brussels-born cabinet-maker who trained in Paris and is celebrated for his high-quality designs.

Measuring 3ft (93.5cm) wide with the drop-leaves down, 4ft 8in (1.41m) when up, it is embellished with ormolu rams’ head mounts at each end of a frieze on front and back with plum-pudding mahogany drawers. The scrolled supports are carved with stylised swans’ heads.

The dealership offers furniture, bronzes, sculpture and decorative items from the 17th-20th centuries and can be found on Instagram (@lvsdecorativearts) as well as through its website.