19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Mahogany Bookcase

2612-67198 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

89H x 52W x 21D

Location: Baton Rouge


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This handsome 19th Century French Mahogany Louis Philippe Bookcase features glazed display above and cabinet storage below, all rendered from exotic imported mahogany which was considered the premier wood during the middle of 19th century, painstakingly imported from the Americas to France by sailing vessel. The clean lines of the Louis Philippe style stand out even more today, blending seamlessly with modern interiors, yet provide no competition for the sheer natural beauty of gorgeous mahogany, exuding its refined age with the patina acquired over the course of a century and a half!
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 1840s
Measures 89H x 52W x 21D