Ebonized Antique French Henri II Bookcase

Original Ebonized Antique French Henri II Bookcase

Ebonized Antique French Henri II Bookcase
One of our most highly sought after items here at Old Plank right now seems to be large cabinets and this one is exceptional. Built with old world craftsmanship and know how, this fine bibliotheque or cabinet has so many amenities, I don't know where to start. Constructed using French solid white oak with a walnut front, it is fully apparent this incredible example has been ebonized since it was very first made. Extensive carved details including Louis XVI style flutings and rosettes, intricate Napoleon III roundels and finials that mimic the feet decorate this bookcase to the nth degree. Hand beveled glass doors (the two center ones are arched), smooth functioning locks and fully adjustable shelves add to this out of this world antique masterpiece. One other special design benefit is that this tremendous cabinet is engineered to break down into several smaller pieces to facilitate easier moving. Move it upstairs, downstairs or from home to home without too much extra consideration.

Having spent two weeks in our very own, in-house Old Plank restoration shop, my crew completely went through entire cabinet, making sure that every door operated smoothly, that it sat dead level and that each lock functioned as if it were new. This cabinet WILL knock your socks off!!

In the dining room, this remarkable case would be magnificent filled with crystal, china and silver up top and napkins, tablecloths and large trays and platters below. In the library stowing fine bindings and good reads from little hands that harm them, or hang fabric behind the glass and have yourself a unique and breathtaking bar. This extraordinary bibliotheque offers not only a plethora of showcase space up top but, a marvelous bit of hidden storage, too. If you are looking for an outstanding, unique and interesting cabinet to hold an amazing amount of stuff, look no farther as this is it!
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Era: Antique
  • Age: circa 1875
  • Measurements:
  • Height: 109.25 inches
  • Depth: 21.5 inches
  • Length/Width: 83.25 inches

Item Number: j1480

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