Antique 2nd Empire Mahogany Bookcase

2212-23291B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

71.5H x 62.5W x 18D

Location: Baton Rouge


Perfect for creating a elegant look in any office or study, this bibliotheque hails from Paris, where exotic mahogany was imported from the New World at then unheard-of prices to produce exquisite furniture destined to last for centuries. During the latter years of the Second Empire it became a custom to produce furniture in the First Empire style, with tailored, almost stark architecture adorned by lavish bronze ormolu mounts reminiscent of the spectacular gold discoveries at the time in Ancient Egypt. Combining those styles with French classicism became an icon in the design world, and we all benefit from it! This triple door bookcase with wire mesh on the center door allows you to remove the fabric and see what is within, or keep it obscured. Note the continuity of the ormolu mounts making this a truly collectible, yet surprisingly functional piece that will serve you and your family for generations, and perhaps even impress a client or two!
Circa 1870.
Measures 71.5 x 62.5 x 18.