This is a superb antique French 2nd Empire mahogany bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century.
It has been crafted from flame mahogany and decorated with fine Egyptian revival Neo- Classical ormolu mounts consisting of Cariatide angles, bronze male masks wearing the nemes headress, palmette escutcheons and laurel wreaths encircling torches.
It features a pair of central brass grill fronted doors flanked by a pair of panelled doors and they each enclose a solid oak interior with five adjustable shelves.
The cabinet is raised on on tapering sqaure legs that terminate in decorative ormolu lion's paw feet.
It is a lovely bookcase which will blend very well with contemporary interiors.
Complete with working locks and keys.
In excellent condition having been cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 189 x Width 188 x Depth 45
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 feet, 2 inches x Width 6 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
Our reference: A1113a