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Antique French Painted Bookcase Display Cabinet France circa 1890

This architecturally inspired antique French Neoclassical bookcase bibliotheque display cabinet from France circa 1890 has a striking appearance. The bold pediment top stands above a series of open display shelves in the centre while the left and right sides feature a cabinet door with the original glass panes. This painted mahogany bibliotheque is from the Belle Époque period and as such contains both powerful architectural references as the dentil moulding detail beneath the crown as well as the fanciful applied decoration full of curved whimsey seen beneath the pediment and vertically flanking the open display section. In addition the pair of open flat columns that frame the upper display section and the substantial scale of the feet that elevate this antique French cabinet all contribute to its late nineteenth century origin. Both of the cabinet doors contain ten equally sized antique glass panes framed with raised glazing bars and the shelves throughout are adjustable. The open centre section is unique in that is has a curved front that sets slightly forward of the entire façade. This inviting change in profile across the front gives this antique French bibliothéque its attractive and appealing appearance. The cabinet is a single piece and does not disassemble.

# DGA38

DIMENSIONS

85.00" w x 19.00" d x 86.00" h

215.90cm w x 48.26cm d x 218.44cm h

$4,992.00

This architecturally inspired antique French bookcase display cabinet circa 1890 has striking appearance. The bold pediment top stands above a series of open display shelves in the centre while the left and right sides feature a cabinet door with the original glass panes. This painted mahogany bibliotheque is from the Belle Époque period and as such contains both powerful architectural references as the dentil moulding detail beneath the crown as well as the fanciful applied decoration full of curved whimsey seen beneath the pediment and vertically flanking the open display section. In addition the pair of open flat columns that frame the upper display section and the substantial scale of the feet that elevate this antique French cabinet all contribute to its late nineteenth century origin. Both of the cabinet doors contain ten equally sized antique glass panes framed with raised glazing bars and the shelves throughout are adjustable. The open centre section is unique in that is has a curved front that sets slightly forward of the entire façade. This inviting change in profile across the front gives this antique French bibliothéque its attractive and appealing appearance. The cabinet is a single piece and does not disassemble.