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Antique Louis XV/XVI Tulipwood Vitrine Cabinet

Antique Louis XV/XVI Tulipwood Vitrine Cabinet

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: French: Pre 1800: Item # 877758

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This unique transitional Louis XV-XVI vitrine, circa 1760s, comes from the Paris studio of the German-born ebeniste, Francois Reizell (active c1760-1788). The cabinet originally was a secretaire a abattant, with mounts added in the second half of the 19th century. It features two sets of doors with quartered-tulipwood veneer and a glazed upper cabinet, and extensive ormolu bronze garland mounts with Greek masks at the corners. It measures an impressive 80 by 34.5 by 15.25 in (203 by 106 by 38.5 cm). ' The glazed doors enclose two shelves with pale red satin upholstery (which is relatively new), while the lower cabinets enclose three shelves and a shelve divided into cubby holes. The carcass carries the stamped mark F. REIZELL in two places. Overall condition is good. The veneers show the usual degree of minor scratches and nicks. There is some loss to veneer on the canted corners and related restorations. The front has one section of veneer that has been replaced, and one crack. All doors and side panels show veneer restorations, plus horizontal and vertical cracks. The gilt bronze mounts are of good quality and with their original gilding. The mount to lower apron is lacking.