A NAPOLEON III GILTWOOD VITRINE, SECOND FRENCH EMPIRE (1852-1870), in the transitional Louis XV/Louis XVI taste, the rectangular sarcophagus top with a bound laurel leaf and bead relief trim, over a cavetto frieze with a cabochon trim, centering a flower bloom wreath, over a front arrangement of windows ordered by a central oval over a rectangular window within two lancet windows, the whole surrounded by profuse beribboned flower garlands, lappet chains, beads and bouquets, ending in two flowering vases, all flanked by two side lancet glazed cupboard doors, opening to an interior fitted with a mirrored back with glass shelves over a custom blue velvet floorboard, raised on acanthus leaf and bellflower carved knee cabriole legs, ending in scrolled feet on French toes, joined by a shaped skirt, festooned with pierced flower garlands, centering a rocaille flowering shell. Height: 64 3/4" Width: 37 1/2" Depth: 13"
The right door has some joint issues with separation. There is dust debris within the crevices. The back has probably been replaced. There are some minor losses of the carving, mild chips and losses to gilt and gesso, and general surface wear, but overall in very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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