Transition-Vitrine oder Bibliothek, Frankreich, um 1770


A fine ormolu-mounted amaranth and kingwood vitrine, with a rectangular mottled white marble top with canted corners and a pierced metal gallery, above a frieze drawer veneered in imitation grooving, with a glazed upper section and panelled lower section, opening to reveal three shelves. The lower section and the sides displaying a marquetry of highest craftsmanship, each with a central compass rose extending to cube parquetry and geometric strap work. The whole above a shaped apron with a gilt bronze mount, on cabriole legs with gilt bronze sabots of hoof feet. A beautifully executed vitrine may serve as a display cabinet or library, a piece with a distinct marquetry design and original trefoil shaped key and cylinder a highlight in our collection.


PERIOD: Transition period
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: gilt bronze, amaranth, kingwood, marquetry
CONDITION: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
HEIGHT: 5 ft. 0.6 in. (154 cm)
WIDTH:  40.16 in. (102 cm)
DEPTH:  14.96 in. (38 cm)
Price Upon Request

– Reserviert / On Hold –