Add extra shelving and storage space to your living room, library or study with this important antique architecturally hand- carved open bookcases. Crafted in Italy, probably in Venice, in early 19th Century, these elegant faux marble lacquer and parcel gilt display cabinets feature a gorgeous architectural shape with graduated gilt wood cornice on top and a graduated giltwood molded socle, a big niche with shelf across the front and a very spacious compartment with a door below.
This dramatic pair of Italian neoclassical bookcase is painted with a fantastic “trompe l’oeil” polychrome faux marble treatment and has gorgeous hand-sculpted carvings with gold leaves finish throughout featuring scrolls, putto, ribbons, fruit and rosette motifs. Masterfully painted overall to simulate different kind of marbles such as grey Carrara, green of the Alps and yellow Siena marble these large cabinets feature beautiful calm tones lacquer that perfectly alternates with gold leaves gilded details with an incredible overall original patina. Each of these palatial finely carved bookcases has a paint central door below, that reveals an useful compartment for plenty of space, finely decorated with a coat of arms.
The cabinets are in excellent condition commensurate with age and use. Display your book collection, Majolica treasures or an important pair of sculptures in this unusual, multifunctional and colorful display cabinets with original painted and gold finish. Placed anywhere in a home as a pair or individually this storage piece of furniture will certain make a very Fine embellishment particularly in a foyer, in your lounge area, dining room or bedroom.
Each one of these open shelves cabinets will bring an elegant and sophisticated Italian touch to any décor. The niches have no shelves inside as these cabinet were originally designed to house two huge wooden sculptures but we can provide shelves on request with a little extra if you want to use these pieces of furniture as bookcases, credenzas, plate rack or pottery’s collection display cabinet.
Measures: Height 225 cm, Width 148 cm, Depth 44 cm.
Each cabinet could be sold individually. Please inquire for our Flat rate shipping quote including professional packaging, wooden crate, insurance and door to door consignment.