19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Bookcase

2106-13114 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

73H x 54W x 20D

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Bookcase is a remarkable example of fine French craftsmanship, rendered in what is also known as Kingwood because of its superior qualities in every regard!  The classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome has been used as a model for the casework, the bold crown molding overlooking the 3/4 glazed doors below, each flanked by tapered & fluted columns topped with Doric capitals.  Rosettes appear on the bonnet between the case and crown, along with finely detailed and tailored molding.  The original hand-rolled glass allows one to appreciate the contents displayed on the multiple original adjustable shelves within.  The lower panels add a style flair with the addition of relief carvings of torcheres, foliate sprays, laurel wreaths and ribbon, and also provide a little discreet storage area at the bottom.  Mounted on the top side corner is an embossed brass plaque with symbols of archangels, probably added by the first owner.  One last base tier accented with rosettes on the corner, and carved teardrop feet and acanthus flourish at the center complete the look.
Circa 1870s
Measures 73H x 54W x 20D