19th Century French Louis XVI Concierge Counter

2006-912347 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

48H x 51W x 32D

Location: Dallas

$6,900

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19th Century French Louis XVI Concierge Counter is a remarkable reminder of a bygone era, when style and class were almost taken for granted!  Salvaged from a hotel near Dijon, France, it even retains an old map of the old city of Langres, a popular tourist destination.  Drawers and cubbies that the concierge could access allowed the keeping track of guests, and provide places to keep maps, brochures and other paraphernalia.  The concierge was also provided a slant-front work surface that lifted for additional storage, that could be used while standing.  The facade facing the lobby was finished on three sides, and features a spindle gallery rail interrupted at the center with a marble topped projection upheld by a gorgeous corbel, which could be used to pass keys and other items to the guests.  Scrollworks and mitered cornerposts with rosettes enhance the gallery, with a tier of repeating rosettes in full relief underneath flanking the aforementioned corbel.  Below are three finely molded panels, each accented with rounded rosettes and featuring stylized urn, fruit and foliate motifs.  The cornerposts are mitered to continue the contours of the rail above, and adorned with an exquisitely carved corbel as well.  Bold base molding completes the work.  Hand-crafted from solid old-growth oak to serve for centuries!
Circa 1890s
Measures 48H x 51W x 32D

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