Rare Neoclassical Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Vitrine with glass shelves and mirrored back panel. Neoclassical three-part rectangular flamed mahogany body shaped body, hand beveled square door flanked by two arched hand rectangular panels outlined with gilt bronze trim and ornamentation, hand beveled glass windows, frieze with neoclassical gilt bronze floral, garland and ribbon motifs. Supported on six square tapered legs terminating in a gilt sabot.
Neoclassical design was inspired by the discovery of ancient Pompeii, returning Greco-Roman style in furniture and architecture. Louis XVI's reign began in 1774 and his queen Marie-Antoinette was a lover of the arts and had much influence over the style. This 18th century design is timeless and elegant, but understated; it will compliment an antique setting, or adds exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interior settings.
Place of Origin: France
Period: Late 19th century
Dimensions: 51"h, 52.5"w, 14"d
Condition: Excellent antique conditio
Wear: Consistent with age