19th Century French Neoclassical Walnut Barrister's Bookcase

2106-13132 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

66.5H x 69.5W x 20.5D

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Neoclassical Walnut Barrister's Bookcase, so called because of the lower height, continues to be a popular design.  Scaled so that an executive or attorney could access the library behind the desk without having to get up from the chair, it was designed with efficiency in mind.  This example, influence by the Henri II style, was crafted from sumptuous French walnut and features three doors with three-quarters hand-rolled glazing on top and one quarter chamfered and carved panel below for more discreet storage.  The three doors are framed by full turned, fluted and carved columns on each cornerpost that are set upon plinth blocks the height of the door panels that have been carved with quatrefoil overlay. Original key guards add a nice visual touch.  Boldly molded multi-tier crown above is mirrored by the massive base below to balance out the look.
Circa 1870s
Measures 66.5H x 69.5W x 20.5D