Antique late 19th century French letter cabinet, stationary box for office desk or table top, from Maison Émile Terquem. Beautiful quality mahogany wood with roll top tambour door. The cabinet box opens to reveal a fitted interior for letters and stationary. Decorated with dore bronze filets, the sides decorated with appliques of flower filled baskets with trailing ribbon. The top finished with a reticulated edge patterned with small floral garlands. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. Measures 8 7/8" length x 7 1/4" wide x 5 3/4" height. The base bearing a metal plaque for the company Terquem. Founded in 1877 and located at 19 rue Scribe in Paris, the company of Maison Terquem supplied quality furniture and desk accessories for libraries and offices of wealthy and scholarly circles. They were most renown for their innovative revolving libraries. The company exhibited at the Universal Exhibitions of Paris in 1889, receiving an Honorable Mention; and Brussels in 1897, awarded a Silver medal.