Pair of large Russian Neoclassical style mahogany bookcases

£24,000

This magnificent and imposing pair of mid-19th Century Russian bookcases feature glazed upper double doors and mounted ormolu features throughout.

 

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Description

Each mahogany bookcase in this pair features a bipartite design. The lower body of each is a cabinet with blind wooden doors, within which is a single wooden shelf. Above each lower door is a drawer with an ormolu (gilt bronze) handle and an ormolu keyhole. The upper body, recessed in depth to create a shallow shelf, features double glazed doors and three wooden shelves within. The design of the bookcases is of a refined Neoclassical nature. Mounted ormolu elements articulate the lines of construction, lending the pair a classical grandeur. Each bookcase is surmounted by a mahogany cornice with ormolu elements. Ormolu features extensively throughout: the glass panes of the upper cabinets are edged in ormolu, as are the panels of the lower doors and drawers.

Details

Country of Origin
Russian
Date of Manufacture
c. 1840
Period
19th Century
Style
Neoclassical
Material
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Wood
Colour
Brown, Gold

Dimensions

Height
227 cm / 89.4 inches
Width
118 cm / 46.5 inches
Depth
54 cm / 21.3 inches

Reference:
010944

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