1500 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 , United States Call Seller 972.685.0808


19C French Empire/Rococo/Neo Classical Revival Style Vitrine

48% Off Original Price: $ 18,600
Sale Price: $ 9,672
  • Description
    PRESENTING a STUNNING and MONUMENTAL Mid-19th Century French Empire/Neo-Classical/Rococo Revival Style marquetry vitrine or display cabinet.

    Probably a Parisienne piece, made circa 1860-70 and possibly attributable to famous maker, ‘Roentgen’.

    We were originally of the belief that this piece might have been made at the very end of the 19th Century, but having regard to the quality of workmanship throughout this piece, we are of the opinion that it was most likely made in the third quarter of the 19th Century, circa 1870 and by an obviously top quality Parisienne maker with a surname beginning with “R”.

    It is definitely in the style of David Roentgen, who was known for his Rococo/Neoclassical styles.

    The vitrine is a 3 sectioned, breakfront vitrine , made of a fabulous variety of veneers, including kingwood, satinwood, tulipwood, harewood and walnut with ‘quality’ Classical ormolu mounts.

    It has ebonized pillars in the Empire style, with walnut and exotic hardwood friezes in the Rococo style.

    Double glass doors to middle section and single glass doors on either side.

    The Glass on the doors are framed in ormolu banding.

    Floral Marquetry panels on front and Parquetry on the sides.

    The front central section is a pull out drawers with gorgeous walnut frieze panel and original carved walnut knobs.

    Scrolling pelmet on the top in 3 sections banded in ormolu beading.

    Scrolling base with cabriolet feet and ormolu mounts on base.

    Various ormolu mounts, floral mounts, mounts of Baachus and mounts of neo-classical female figures.

    In 3 sections. with 2 side cabinets and large central section with 3 section pelmet…


    The quality ormolu mounts are marked with the letter “R” and what appears to be “FR 678”.

    Glass shelving in the interior. These are plate glass shelves with 3 in the central section and 3 each in the side cabinets. Using the floor of the display areas makes 4 shelving areas in each section. It has been wired for internal lighting with a touch button with 3 light settings.

    Provenance: Bought at Auction in Ireland.

    Dimensions: 88 inches (7.34 Feet) Tall/High x 76 inches (6.34 feet) Wide and 27 inches deep

    Condition: Very good original condition. Has been re-gilded and some very minor professional repairs.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Exotic Woods & Ormolu
    Condition: Good. Very good original condition. Has been re-gilded and some very minor professional repairs..
    Creation Date: 1860-70
    Styles / Movements: Rococo, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 410841
  • Dimensions
    W. 76 in; H. 88 in; D. 27 in;
    W. 193.04 cm; H. 223.52 cm; D. 68.58 cm;
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