Louis XV Style Music Cabinet, likely American
LOUIS XV STYLE MUSIC CABINET WITH CRISP BRONZE MOUNTS
Likely American, circa 2nd quarter of 20th century
Item # 712HKM09
An inordinately rich piece intended for concealing a music player during the period, this fine cabinet was crafted during the second quarter of the 20th century using brilliant exotic contrasting veneers to create surface drama; note the fine matching of cross-banded veneers in the apron and how these flow into the darker kingwood bands surrounding the rosewood lattice-work. Precise and perfect. The bronze mounts are expertly chiseled and finished to the highest grade, though remaining restrained as subtle highlights to the facade. An original key operates the crisply hand dovetailed drawer in the center, the lock crafted by Eagle Lock Co. of Terryville, Connecticut. The condition is remarkable, the case remaining in an exquisite overall state of preservation. A fine and flexible piece that could be utilized in any number of interesting scenarios from wine storage to media, as well as hiding of electronic devices in a way that still allows air flow. It is a strikepoint that is just a statement of precision and beauty.
Measurements: 24 1/2" W x 21 1/4" D x 46 1/2" H
Top with some scratches along the backmost plank. Surfaces remaining in otherwise exquisite condition with only light wear as expected.