French Rococo Bombé Vitrine or Bookcase with an outstanding curvaceous shape which epitomizes the fine craftsmanship of the Rococo style. Bois De Violette “Kingwood” herringbone pattern frame with gilt bronze mounts, an arched bonnet surmounted with gilt bronze acanthus leaf motif. The upper section of cabinte with a pair of beveled undulating glass hinged panel
containing gilt bronze trim frames revealing five shelves, the bottom section with bombé shaped hinged panels contained within gilt bronze reed-and-leaf frames enclosing two shelves for hidden storage. The cabinet stands on four splayed legs, which terminate in gilt bronze leafy scrolled sabots.
Rococo design dominated interiors and furniture during Louis XV’s reign in the 18th century with sensuous organic curves, asymmetry and elaborate ornamentation with an aura of fantasy, luxury and elegance, while being intimate and comfortable at the same time. Art and design was influenced greatly by the king's chief mistress Madame Pompadour, a patron of the arts was behind the funding of the porcelain company Sévres. This glamorous design has a sophisticated style and adds contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interior settings.
Place of Origin: France
Period: Circa 1870
Dimensions: (51"h, 52.5"w, 14"d)
Condition: Excellent Antique Condition
Wear: Wear Consistent with age