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19th Century Napoleon III Ebonized Bookshelf Étagère



Dramatic 19th century French bookshelf or étagère featuring an ebonized case decorated with gilt string inlay. The piece has three glass shelves supported by bronze mounted neoclassical columns. Constructed in the French Napoleon III or Second Empire taste with bronze trim borders and gilt accents. From an estate in San Francisco, CA. Retailers stamp from London, England on back.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 55 in. (139.7 cm)Width: 43 in. (109.22 cm)Depth: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Style
    Napoleon III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th-Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good joinery with age appropriate wear and fading. Originally attached to a wall on the back.
  • Seller Location
    Rio Vista, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1555217288362

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    Ships From: Rio Vista, CA
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About the Seller
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Located in Rio Vista, CA

Erin Lane Estate is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and its team of furniture restorers, art curators, professional appraisers and Asia specialists sources prime vintage and antique furniture from the finest estates in Northern and Southern California. Erin Lane Estate specializes in Hollywood Regency, McGuire, Chinese and Japanes...

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