Is this really just a €10 Chevet (Table du Noir) or something a bit better?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Brian Warshaw, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Brian Warshaw

    Brian Warshaw Well-Known Member

    Any help in determining what I have bought - period of manufacture, type of wood, what marble it is?

    The only thing I am pretty certain of is that it is French. The cupboard is lined with white marble on all surfaces other than the top.

    Only damage I can see is that the veneer on the inside of the door needs regluing at the top. Should I dampen it before gluing and clamping, although I don't think it would split even if I didn't.?

    What should I use to clean and then polish the wood to turn it into a €300 chevet?

    Thank you:

    Chevet A.jpg

    Chevet B.jpg

    Cupboard catch
    Chevet F.jpg

    Drawer dovetails
    Chevet G.jpg

    Marble table top
    Chevet J.jpg

    Underside of bottom shelf
    Chevet R.jpg

    Chevet S.jpg

    Chevet T.jpg Chevet V.jpg

    Loose veneer on cupboard door
    Chevet Y.jpg

    Look forward to your comments. Thank you.
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  2. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    'Louis XVI' style. My eyes on bad on this monitor but the better ones were walnut. Sienna marble top. These still sell at auction where I am from.
  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Always learning around here. First encounter with the word chevet & first time for table du noir. Is it, by any chance, table du nuit?
  4. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    I have seen the terms interchangeable but I am not French. It appears to have a lined cupboard for the chamber pot. I would call it a chevet but I am sure there are some folks more versed in French furniture then I am.
  5. Brian Warshaw

    Brian Warshaw Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention the size is 40 v 36.5 x 82.5 cm.
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  6. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Whew that sure resembles one I have. I bought mine at a local auction a few years back for under $50. If it's worth over $300 somewhere I'd be interested in knowing:)
  7. Brian Warshaw

    Brian Warshaw Well-Known Member

    It is. And in Britain it is a 'Pot cupboard'.
    It certainly does. What wood is yours made from? I think mine is oak. I wasn't actually suggesting it was worth over €300; but I certainly think €10 was a good buying price.
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    chevet means the position. head. sloppy use of table de chevet.
    table du noir ????
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  9. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Worth far more than 10 Euros. What a buy!
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