PAIR of Antique Louis Philippe Bookcases

2307-35176 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

85H x 51 x 21

Location: Dallas

Sold

No, your eyes do not deceive you, this is in fact a pair of Louis Philippe period bibliotheques, rendered from exotic imported flame mahogany that has been bookmatched to create a stunning visual presence! Wire mesh on the top protects the items displayed within, while the enclosed cabinet below holds those items that just need to be stored. The classic Louis Philippe crown is mirrored on the full width drawer tier, with original cast bronze key guards in place. Intriguingly, bronze lion's paw feet provide support. Perfect for creating symmetry in your favorite room!
Louis Philippe ruled in unpretentious fashion, avoiding the pomp and lavish excesses of his predecessors and antique French furniture of that era reflects the austerity of the period. Abandoning the elaborate and carved elements of past French styles did not mean that French would depart from quality and superb craftsmanship in furniture, art or architecture. Louis Philippe period antique furniture is a true expression of the conflicts in the time when the regal authority was restored with restrained elegance.
Circa 1850s.
Sold as a pair.
Each measures 85 x 51 x 21.