19th Century French Rosewood Display Case

2005-912118 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

56.5H x 49W x 16D

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century French Rosewood Display Case is an amazing relic from a bygone era, when exquisite but small shops lined the busy city streets and one could spend the day going in and out the various emporiums.  This display case was designed for an upper-end mercantile store, possibly for jewelry or expensive toiletries, and was constructed of exotic imported rosewood.  A gallery rail wraps around the back side of the top, allowing display of sundry items on top, with a lift-up full-width glass case on top for quick and easy access, slanted to appeal directly to browsers.  The display cabinets below, once their attention was aroused, would entice them to view other goods for sale.  The lower case is distinguished by two elegant corbels on each cornerpost, with the sheer natural beauty of the rosewood casing adding allure to the entire display.  Perfect for the collector in your family, or for a luxurious heirloom display!
Circa 1880s
Measures 56.5H x 49W x 16D; surface 42.5H