Art Deco Lighted Eglomisé Console Bar Cabinet circa 1940's
FRENCH ART DECO EGLOMISÉ LIGHTED BAR SERVING CONSOLE
Circa 1940's, unmarked
Item # 811OIV10P
An unusual and interesting Art Deco bar serving console from the second quarter of the 20th century, the use of smoked mirrored glass is rather dramatic against the mellow white-washed gilding of the frame. The eglomisé decorating of the glass is quite effective, a chaotic gold gilt coming through the glass in random veins against the oxidized silver. All four doors are a mix of mirror, clear glass and eglomisé decoration; on either side, lights from within the base shine through the glass bottom and illuminate the entire space. The middle pair of doors open to reveal an unlit shelved interior. Above the middle section is a glass section in the top that lifts on hinges to create a bar serving space - the hinged lid remains upright as a backdrop, a serving surface flipping out on hinges. It is an excellent entertaining piece, but is also an exquisite strike point for the interior; a visually complex and interesting object of remarkably high quality.
Measurements: 39 1/2" H x 60" W x 19 7/8" D
Scuffs and abrasions around the base molding. Loss to back right corner of base molding. Scuffs to gilding of top rim.