EDWARDIAN INLAID FRUITWOOD GLASS DISPLAY CABINET
First Quarter of the 20th Century
Item # 011GZU28P
This rather striking display cabinet is a quite refined design influenced by the Louis XVI taste with the very clear Edwardian period design elements. The inordinately clean lines and lack of excessive embellishment allow the golden natural fruitwood to come to the forefront, the beautiful floral inlays in particular, each being framed in a border of checkered inlay. The doors open smoothly on steel pins set in brackets at the top and bottom of each door to reveal a pair of original glass shelves that are height-adjustable with a steel rod and arm system - this too is entirely original and nicely oxidized from years of air exposure. A single wooden plank at the bottom of the display area separates a lower storage space, this remaining hidden by the solid panels of the doors. The doors and the sides of the case are breezy with the thick glass allowing full visibility through the case - the doors in particular are intricately paneled with five pieces of beveled glass set in brass astragals. The entire case rests over four turned and fluted Louis XVI legs terminating in original brass caps.
An incredibly attractive piece for anyone passionate about the iconic Edwardian taste, this is a treasure that is intended to display the best of a collection.
Measurements: 18 5/8” D x 40 7/8” W x 77 3/4” H
Some light chipping, abrasions and minor surface discoloration throughout. More “matte" finish to inlays of lower left door and crest. Cross support added between back legs underneath cabinet for strength and support. Replaced escutcheons, no key.