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Antique French Ebony Bookcase, in Its Original Finish

$18,000Asking Price


This is an unrestored, antique French bookcase, presented exactly how it looked in the late 1800s, when it was new. Typically, when we see a Napoleon III style black anything, more often than not, some antique dealer, like ourselves, will have ebonized the wood. This antique French black bookcase, was not ebonized, or even stained black, for much of the cabinet is made from genuine ebony. In the last 26 years, I can count the number of “real” ebony pieces, we have had on one hand; they are that rare. There are some secondary woods, that were used on the cabinet, such as near the bottom and we chose to leave the original patina, rather than blacken them.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 102 in. (259.08 cm)Width: 87 in. (220.98 cm)Depth: 17.38 in. (44.15 cm)
  • Style
    Napoleon III (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. About as nice an unrestored cabinet as you could ever hope to find.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: J21371stDibs: LU824313514452

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $750 White Glove Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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