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Napoleon III French Vitrine in Wood and Marquetry
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Napoleon III French Vitrine in Bérain Style

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French vitrine in wood marquetry crafted in the manner of Jean Bérain, decorated with scrolling foliage, arabesques and flowery vases.

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This French vitrine was crafted in the manner of the illustrious draughtsman Jean Bérain (French, 1640-1711). A master of the Louis XIV decoration, Bérain invented a style of light arabesques and playful grotesques that became an essential element in the Régence style that led to the French Rocaille style and European Rococo. The "Berainesque" style is illustrated in this exquisite vitrine, which displays delicate scrolling foliage, arabesques and flowery vases crafted of brass on dark veneered wood background.

 

The display cabinet opens through two glass doors and rests on toopie feet. The interior reveals three wooden shelves. The main face and the sides are decorated with chiseled and gilded bronze mounts of floral pattern and foliage. The dark wood and the decorative patterns inspired by the old styles make this display case a typical piece of furniture of the Napoleon III period.

Circa :1850
Dim: W: 34,6 in - D: 13in - H: 62,2in.
Dim: L:88cm, P:33cm, H:158cm.

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In overall very good condition, with light wear on the wood and small restoration to the brass marquetry on the lower left panel.
 

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