Gervais-Maximillien-Eugène Durand (b.1839) fine quality French, amaranth & satiné rouge side cabinet by G Durand, mounted with finely chased gilt bronze, in the Louis XVI style. The carrera marble top with pierced gallery, above a slim frieze with a pair of doors below inlaid with musical instruments, and flanked by open shelved sides, supported on a shaped table base with central drawer and standing on square tapering legs united by a platform base with pierced gallery. The carcass of quarter sawn oak and walnut drawer linings with original gilding to the mounts. The reverse variously stamped ‘G Durand’ with the ‘Marqué au fer’. Specialising in the production of 18th century style furniture of the finest quality, Gervais-Maximillien-Eugène Durand (b.1839) exhibited at the Universelle Exposition of Paris in 1889, gaining a silver medal, and the praise of the judges, who compared their work with that of Beurdeley and Dasson With his son Frederic-Louis joining him around 1890, the firm changed its name to Durand et Fils. French, c.1880.