Peter Marino Pair Bronze and Alabaster Side Cabinets from La Reverie


Our pair of side cabinets by Peter Marino feature black lacquered surfaces, mounted with patinated bronze and carved alabaster with dark marble tops, and bronze toupe feet.  Commissioned by Sydell Miller for her Palm Beach estate, La Reverie.

Each 39 3/8 by 73 by 21 in; 100 by 185.4 by 53.3 cm.

Their rectangular form, mounts and toupe feet are Louis XVI in style, and use of black lacquered surfaces and mounts appear influenced by the designs of Martin Carlin (1730-1785).  Carlin was known for his use of porcelain mounts and black lacquer.  In this case, Marino has ingeniously employed use of cut stone mounts to the door fronts instead of porcelain or other techniques such as marquetry or parquetry, commonplace in Louis XVI period furniture.

Each in good condition.  One cabinet has a few visible scratches on the black lacquered surface above the doors.  There are also light scratches to each marble top and small scuffs and nicks.  Additional images forwarded upon request.

Similar designs by Marino featuring unique carved stone doors fronts appeared in the exhibition, One Way:  Peter Marino, curated by Jérôme Sans, held at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Florida, December 3, 2014 through May 17, 2015.  His incorporation of stone panels were said to have been inspired by the residential doors he had built over the past two ­decades, (including one for the Amons, each weighing several hundred pounds) and the ­time-honored foundry techniques and industrial-strength pivot hinges used on bank-vault doors.

Ms. Miller is the co-founder of Matrix Essentials. Following the passing of her husband, she sold the La Reverie estate in 2019 for $109 million.  The sale of her extraordinary collection of furnishings, art and antiques brought almost $18 million at Christie's in New York in June, 2021.


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