Antique Armoires/Cabinets - Item 9225
Henri II Display Cabinet or Bibliothèque
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||Henri II Display Cabinet or Bibliothèque
||Width 104, Height 94, Depth 25 (in inches)
antique library cabinet or bibliothèque is from northern France. It has three beveled glass doors and has
been updated with glass shelves and a low-voltage lighting system to highlight
the items displayed within. The doors
lock with their own original keys. Made
from solid French walnut, the cabinet dates from the 19th century revival of
interest in gothic and Renaissance furniture, and displays stylistic features
commonly referred to as Henri II. These
include the columns on either side and between the glass doors with their
intricately carved turnings, and the hand-carved floral motifs at top and
bottom. For ease of mobility, the
cabinet breaks down into 10 pieces. Items
displayed in the cabinet are for sale separately, but the price of the cabinet
includes the glass shelves and low-voltage lighting system.
Fligny, Laurence, Le Mobilier en Picardie 1200-1700 (Picard Editeur, Paris, 1990)
The cabinets are ideal for any room in which items such as ceramics, porcelain, crystal, etc. will be displayed.
They could even be arranged back-to-back as the focus of a large room or as a room divider.