A very high quality pair of French mid 19th century Napoleon III period Boulle vitrines. Each cabinet in ebony with brass inlay and ormolu mounted is raised by obtruded square blocks with ormolu masculine masks. The scalloped shaped frieze has a central pierced ormolu mount below a handsome egg and dart ormolu band. The cut angled ends have richly chased ormolu mounts flanking the two beveled glass doors. The borders of the door frame have intricate brass inlays with designs of foliate scrolls and the original glass has ormolu trim. Above is a drawer with a brass design of birds and a basket of fruit. The sides have an extensive inlay with a central figure amidst a lattice design, seashells, scrolled acanthus, winged snails and dragon flies. The top has filets of brass within an impressive ormolu gallery. The doors open to a rosewood interiors with the original rosewood adjustable shelves with ormolu facades. Very unique in its narrow depth. With all original hardware, patina and gilt.