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Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

CHARLES-GUILLAUME DIEHL (FRANCE, 1811–85)

Charles-Guillaume Diehl 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. It was his luxury boxes, however, (liqueur cellarettes, cigar cabinets, games boxes, cashmere cases, jewelry cases) which assured Diehl’s renown. 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. In collaboration with the designer Jean Brandely (active from 1867 until 1873), Diehl renovated his decorative repertory and created astonishing pieces of furniture in the Grecian style, which had a dazzling success at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867, where his cabinets also won a silver medal. Certain motifs were so typical of Diehl’s work that they received extensive commentary by the art critic J. Mesnard in his book “Les Merveilles de l’Exposition Universal de 1867”. He writes of a table of which “the pendant bearing hooks and the fan-shaped radiating motif which ornaments the entablature are engraved with love” and a jewelry case where “The head in fine Grecian style makes up the essential part of the fine gilt bronze ornamentation”. For this Universal Exhibition, Diehl also formed a partnership with two famous sculptors: Emile Guillemin (1841–1907), who carved the relief for a mahogany sideboard with galvanic gilt bronzes and Emmanuel Frémiet (1824–1910), who executed the low relief for a cedar medal cabinet with marquetry and silver-plated bronzes. Diehl was again rewarded with a medal of honor at the Union Central Exhibition of 1869 and a progress medal at the Universal Exhibition in Vienna in 1873. Showered with praise by the critics, Diehl is considered one of the most innovative artists of the 19th century. His final appearance was at the 1878 Universal Exhibition in Paris, where he presented outside the competition, his most recent creations, including a work table in marquetry, which with its naturalistic grasshopper motif anticipated Art Nouveau.

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Napoleon III Empire Revival Humidor Cabinet on Stand by Diehl
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl
Located in London, GB
An important and very rare Napoleon III Empire Revival oak humidor cabinet on stand, with silvered bronze mounts, by Charles Guillaume Diehl. The design attributed to Jean Brandel...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Bronze

French Center Table in the Manner of Andre-Charles Boulle
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl
Located in London, GB
A Centre Table in the Manner of Andre-Charles Boulle By Charles-Guillaume Diehl Of rectangular form, constructed in Bois Noirci and cut brass, using complex arabesque designs in the...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Brass

Large Vitrine by Charles-Guillaume Diehl and Leon Bertaux
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A spectacular large French Napoleon III ormolu mounted showcase by Charles-Guillaume Diehl, and Helene Bertaux. Each one of the three glazed doors mounted with a relief-cast oval pl...
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19th Century French Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Bronze

Antique Napoleon III Period Oak and Silvered Bronze Tobacco Cabinet by Diehl
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl
Located in London, GB
Crafted by the acclaimed cabinetmaker, Charles-Guillaume Diehl (1811-1885), this tobacco (humidor) cabinet is a truly exquisite piece of antique oak furniture. Diehl was famous in th...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Bronze

Neo-Greek Inkwell by C.G. Diehl, E. Frémiet and J. Brandely
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl, Emmanuel Fremiet, Jean Brandely
Located in PARIS, FR
Signed Diehl à Paris. Wood and silvered copper inkwell. Central drawer ornamented with an escutcheon and flanked by two small lateral drawers forming two containers, surmounted by...
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1860s French Greek Revival Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Copper

Napoleon III Secretaire Desk by Diehl
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl
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An unusual amboyna Napoleon III secretaire desk by Diehl, the rectangular top above a single long frieze drawer which opens to reveal a leather-inset secretaire with a pigeonhole fla...
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1860s French Napoleon III Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Amboyna

Outstanding Blackened Wood Planter by C.-G. Diehl
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl, Emmanuel Fremiet, Jean Brandely
Located in PARIS, FR
A blackened wood planter by Diehl, with silvered bronze ornaments, resting on four feet gathered by a strechter. The pot is adorned with Bacchus’ masks and other antiques patterns af...
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1880s French Greek Revival Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century, Louis XV Revival Ormolu-Mounted Bonheur Du Jour by Diehl
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl
Located in London, by appointment only
Highly important and palatial Napoleon III Louis XV Revival Ormolu-Mounted Marquetry Bonheur Du Jour by Charles Guillaume Diehl, Designed by Jean Brandely, The Marquetry by E. Varlot...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Charles-Guillaume Diehl Furniture

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Ormolu

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