19th.c. French Empire Style Bookcase Or Side Cabinet c.1810

Very smart early 19th.c. French Empire style bookcase or side cabinet c.1810. Thick black marble top over a two door cabinet with bevelled glass and three adjustable shelves inside. A single drawer is hidden in the apron which is held closed on a sprung catch only accessible from inside the bookcase which is itself held closed with an unusual original lock which catches both above and below the right hand door. Well figured mahogany veneers and lovely crisp brass mounts featuring winged lions and eagles heads, Classical/Babylonian motifs typical of the Empire style. Also raised on large carved claw feet. A few very small chips to the marble, otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.


Dimensions: width 38″, depth 15½”, height 55½”
Year: c.1810.
Price: £1195
Stock Number: 31129