This is an antique French 2nd Empire flame mahogany library suite consisting of a fine bookcase, a desk and a pair of armchairs with fabulous matching ormolu mounts, circa 1880 in date.
The stunning bookcase is decorated with ormolu mounts in typical Empire style. The pair of glazed doors enclose six adjustable shelves and the bookcase sits on beautiful ormolu lion's paw feet.
The desks top has a striking gold tooled black leather inset writing surface which has a decorative geometric inlaid satinwood and ebony border around it.
It features beautifully cast gilded ormolu mounts including angels, pharaonic herms above paw feet and swan escutcheons. It is further enhanced with male masks wearing nemes headress's on the sides, making it an incredibly imposing and impressive item of furniture.
The pair of chairs feature an ormolu sphinx decorating each arm, are decorated with exquisite ormolu mounts consisting of laurel wreaths, rosettes and palmette mounts and are raised on ormolu feet.
The overstuffed seats have been reupholstered in a sumptuous tan leather.
It is a lovely suite which will add sophistication to any library.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished, waxed, releathered and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 189 x Width 188 x Depth 45 - Bookcase
Height 76 x Width 150 x Depth 80 - Desk
Height 80 x Width 65 x Depth 55 - Pair chairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 foot, 2 inches x Width 6 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Bookcase
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 foot, 7 inches - Desk
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 2 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Pair chairs
Our reference: A1113B
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.