Two 19th century vitrines in the style of Louis XVI, with outstandingly beautiful gilt bronze mounts and flower marquetry. With a rectangular ebonized top with canted corners above an egg and dart gilt bronze moulding and a frieze applied with a band of gilt bronze guilloche, the canted corners inlaid to simulate fluting, above two upper doors each with a glazed section, the lower doors panelled and inlaid with a medaillon of flower marquetry within a gilt bronze frame, the doors opening to reveal three shelves, above a shaped apron mounted with the gilt bronze mask of apollo, on bracket feet. There are small differences between the two vitrines - though not quite a pair, they do complement each other. One is slightly deeper, the sides and the lower doors present a slightly different banding as can be seen in the pictures, the inlaid fluting on the canted corners differ in form and width. There are more pictures available on request.
On request a single vitrine can be purchased.
|OF THE PERIOD:
||Louis XVI, 2nd half of 19th ct.
|PLACE OF ORIGIN:
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Marquetry wood, gilt bronze
||Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
||42.13 in. (107 cm)
||17.32 in. (44 cm)
Price Upon Request