Louis XVI style mahogany and ormolu vitrine by Mercier Frères

By Mercier Frères (French, est. 1828)

£35,000

This beautiful Neoclassical style vitrine is crafted from the finest of materials by one of the leading producers of furniture during the 19th Century, Mercier Frères.

 

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Description

This superb vitrine is crafted in the Louis XVI style from the finest of materials, including ebonised wood, marquetry of mahogany, and ormolu mounts. The vitrine is by Mercier Frères, one of the leading producers of luxury furniture active in Paris during the 19th Century.

The vitrine features twin glazed doors, each door finished with mahogany and ebonised wood veneers bounded by inlaid brass banding and set with finely wrought Neoclassical style ormolu mounts. The twin doors open to three glazed shelves and a mirrored interior. The cabinet itself is raised on four ebonised wood and ormolu mounted toupie feet and the base is adorned with fine ormolu rosettes and classical mask mounts. The cabinet is surmounted by a veined Fleur de Pêcher marble plateau, while the sides feature geometrical marquetry of mahogany. The detailing throughout is superb: ebonised wood veneers accent the edges and corners of each plane—enclosed, as with the doors, with inlaid brass bands.

A nearly identical vitrine is available for purchase here.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Mercier Frères (French, est. 1828)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Louis XVI, Neoclassical
Material
Brass, Glass, Mahogany, Mirror, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Black, Brown, Clear, Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
162 cm / 63.8 inches
Width
125 cm / 49.2 inches
Depth
40 cm / 15.7 inches

Reference:
14000d

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