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A Very Fine Bibliothèque in the Empire Taste

H: 108 in / 274 cm  |  W: 72 in / 183 cm  |  D: 28 in / 70 cm

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A Very Fine Bibliothèque in the Empire Taste
 
Constructed in splendid book matched Cuban mahogany veneers, and extensively dressed with ormolu mounts made to designs drawn from the works of Percier and Fontaine; rising from a shaped plinth base, the two lower lockable panelled doors housing a shelved interior with cupboards, with large ormolu mounts of Nike, Goddess of Victory, encircled with cornucopias, enclosing a shelved interior; the platform over having an ormolu engraved guard band; over two glazed doors enclose the shelved interior; the ogee shaped cornice has an ormolu female mask to the centre.
French, Circa 1890

REF No. 8837

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