19th Century Dutch Neoclassical Mahogany Demilune Buffet

2209-22118 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

35H x 54W x 20.5D

Location: Dallas


19th Century Dutch Neoclassical Mahogany Demilune Buffet is both a testament to the extraordinary craftsmen in The Netherlands as well as the architectural genius of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.  Utilizing exquisite and exotic imported mahogany, the artisans created a demilune form for the casework, with an actual half oval shape when viewed from above.  The solid planks of the top surface are the only straight lines in the casework's design, with the entire facade one continuous curve separated into four distinct panels.  Each panel has full relief carving by a skilled sculptor depicting a flaming urn with fanciful foliate scrollwork, flowing ribbon and bell flower swags.  Each carving is set in its own moding framework, with fluted pilasters flanking each work on both sides.  The top cornice begins with a beaded trim underneath which is fluting interspersed with raised rosettes.  Tapered legs with pediment style feet provide support below.  The two panels at the center are the access doors which open to reveal substantial convenient storage.  Perfect for use behind the sofa, in an entryway, in the dining room or family room, even as a support for a large flat panel TV!
Circa 1860s
Measures 35H x 54W x 20.5D