30 East Bryan Street Savannah, GA 31405 United States 912.232.1234
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$ 12,000

19th Century Empire Style French Mahogany Bookcase

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials mahogany, brass ormolu
W. 58 in; H. 94 in; D. 20 in;
W. 147.32 cm; H. 238.76 cm; D. 50.8 cm;
Condition Excellent. excellent condition consistent with age and use
Creation Date 1850s
Description French Second Empire bibliotheque with gilt bronze mounts and paw feet. The classical motifs of the bronze ormolu include two large laurel wreaths on the front of the doors which symbolize the coronation of Napoleon. Cast gilt bronze mounts in symbols of the revolution also featured are oak leaves, caryatids, acorns, victorious as well as trumpeting female figures, swans, serpents, feet wearing sandals, lyres and two large acorn finials. Four adjustable shelves inside. Locking glass door panels.
Styles / Movements Empire, Napoleon, Neoclassical
Dealer Reference Number 19
Incollect Reference Number 249973
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