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Bookcase in floral marquetry, Paris, Louis XIV period
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Ref : 91922
23 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Ebony, walnut, prune wood, houx
Dimensions :
l. 42.52 inch X H. 89.76 inch X P. 16.54 inch
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Antiquités Franck Baptiste

French Regional and Parisian furniture


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Bookcase in floral marquetry, Paris, Louis XIV period

Beautiful bookcase in ebony veneer and precious wood inlays including plum, walnut, holly, boxwood and sycamore.
Finely engraved, burnt and tinted woods.
The facade opens with two small solid doors in the lower part and two glass doors in the upper part.
Very rich floral decoration called "jasmine" on the front and on the sides, bouquets of flowers (carnations, tulips, peonies, roses ...), butterflies and birds on vases placed on entablatures with acanthus scrolls and shells.

Softwood base and core.

Blown glasses.

Good state of conservation, customary restorations and small repairs to the marquetry.

Paris Louis XIV period around 1700.

Dimensions:

Height: 228 cm; Width: 108 cm; Depth: 42 cm

Our opinion :

The library that we present is a very beautiful copy of a fashion which was imported from Holland from the 1670s and which met with great success in France.
The first generation of great Parisian cabinetmakers, often from the Netherlands such as Pierre Gole or Jean Macé, will participate in the dissemination of this real “painting on wood”, drawing inspiration from the productions of the painter Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-1699) but also by the ornamentalist Jean Bérain (1640-1711) and Daniel Marot (1661-1752).
André Charles Boulle will be one of the greatest representatives of the technique, with cabinets that represent the quintessence of this art.
Libraries are still very rare under the reign of Louis XIV, often we meet wardrobes, sideboards or chests of drawers with this "jasmine" decoration.
Our copy, with its depth of 42 cm, is a real bookcase; the richness and profusion of its decoration are particularly rare and well preserved.

Antiquités Franck Baptiste

CATALOGUE

Bookcase & Vitrine Louis XIV

17th century
A  French Louis XIV Bibliothèque