Sunday 5 October 2008

Renaissance Carved Bookcase

A spectacular bookcase is hand-carved with angels or cherubs, devils, monks, griffins and a lion head. The artistry in solid walnut is in high relief, masterfully carved with bold and energetic strokes and vivid imagery. There is slight wear to the original finish from about 1890, and the warm patina is wonderful. This antique furniture is actually 3 separate stacking pieces for easy handling. Old and wavy glass in the doors appears original, inside, carved shelves are adjustable on wooden supports. Traditional European Renaissance style craftsmanship is evident all over this heroic bookcase or display cabinet. Measurements are 44" wide, 26" deep and 8' 10" tall.
Harp Gallery

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