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Henri II Library Cabinet or Display Cabinet

french antique bookcase

 

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Item 9240 Henri II Library Cabinet or Display Cabinet
Dimensions Width 83½, Height 93, Depth 23 (in inches)
Wood Walnut
Country France
Date Circa 1880
Price $4,995
Description

This library cabinet or bibliothèque has three etched and beveled glass doors and three drawers, all framed by columns spanning from top to bottom. Its overall design is a simple yet elegant rectilinear treatment using such typical motifs as the “sandpile” raised panels above and below the columns as well as the central decoration of the lower part of each door. The cabinet sits on bun feet below a classic moulding. Made of solid French walnut, the cabinet boasts a pleasing patina on the lush wood reflecting the heritage of its 19th century origins in southeastern France. For ease of mobility, the cabinet breaks down into multiple pieces.

Reference

Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999)

 

Uses

The cabinet is ideal for any room in which items such as ceramics, porcelain, crystal, etc. will be displayed or for its more traditional role as in a library for storing and displaying books.

 

central panel

 

left panel

 

antique drawer pull

 

 top center

 

base of antique bookcase

 

glass door

 

column deparating doors of bookcase

 

antique bookcase lock

 

sand-pile design in walnut

 

french antique bookcase interior

 

drawers

 

interior center

 

side panel