19th Century French Empire Style Solid Walnut Bibliotheque or Bookcase
An impressive 19th century French Empire style bibliotheque handcrafted from select French walnut by talented artisans from Lyon, circa 1880s. Having a stepped cornice above a pair of three-quarter glass paneled doors with original antique hand blown glass flanked by turned columns above scrolling pilasters. The doors open to reveal five shelves with plenty of storage for books, games, and collectibles. Raised on carved block feet. Original brass hardware. A beautiful and rich patina accents the timeless design and elegant lines of the Empire period, allowing this handsome antique cabinet to mix flawlessly with other periods and styles. The open display and closed storage is both functional and highly decorative. This exceptional French bookcase will bring a touch of elegance to any home while transforming an office or library into a special place where priceless book collections, family heirlooms, or sports and hunting trophies can be displayed just as the French did hundreds of years ago.
h - 95.5"
w - 66" with crown; body w - 60"
d - 20.5"
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Tags: Antique French Empire Bibliotheque or Bookcase, Antique French Bookcase, Bronze Dore, Lyonnais, Monumental French Bookcase, Napoleonic France, Shelving