French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bibliotheque

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French mahogany bibliothèque or bookcase in the Louis XVI style, with two side doors, and a central door with four adjustable shelves (early 20th century) from the Faubourg Saint Antoine in Paris. The two side doors have diamond parquetry detailing, and there are gilded-bronze acanthus-formed mounts spiraling around fluted pilasters. A gilt-bronze plaque at the top features a scene of cherubs at play. A metal label inside one of the doors provides in part: Myrtil DENNER & P. ALEXANDRE, 64 Faubourg St. Antoine, Paris.


    In the Style Of
    Louis XVI
    Place of Origin
    Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
    Early 20th Century
    Materials and Techniques
    Gilt   Bronze
    Parquetry   Mahogany
    Good. Very good overall condition, with minor wear, fading and some minor scratches to French polished surfaces, consistent with age and use. Gilded bronze mounts appear to have been re-gilded. Doors are slightly warped, but operable..
    Wear consistent with age and use
    66.75 in. H x 64.5 in. W x 16.5 in. D
    170 cm H x 164 cm W x 42 cm D
    Seller Location
    Pembroke, MA
    Reference Number
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