Louis XVI Style Vitrine
It is difficult to sufficiently describe the quality and workmanship of this vitrine; the photos show more than any words can relate. The mounts are to the standard of the great Linke and may prove to be from his own workshop. Those which flank the door are busts of children, the lower parquetry panel is applied with a brilliantly conceived double cornucopia, the horns filled with fruit and flowers. Superbly modelled too are the animal paw feet They made the back legs with the same mounts as the front. This gives the vitrine a wonderful lightness. The glazed panel in the front is bevelled, even the lock plate is beautiful. The galleried top is set with a pink mottled marble panel. This is as well-made as such a vitrine can be and is the equal in quality of any from the 18th century.
This item is in outstanding condition, we cleaned the mounts and polished the wood. It has plate glass shelves. Marble restored.
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