Imperial Russian Mahogany and Brass Bookcase
Late 18thC early 19thC Russian empire buffet/display cabinet in the finest mahogany richly inlaid and mounted with gilded brass. The cabinet is constructed in a number of sections; a central top pediment; a top section with three glazed doors opening to reveal shelves; a middle open section having a flat surface and four small frontal turned columns, (in part supporting the top section); and a lower section having a pull out leather lined writing (serving) slide above three drawers, and three lower doors opening to reveal three shelved interiors. The addition of overall gilded metal ‘borders’ and ‘inserts’ further augments the richness and splendour of the piece.
Completely restored to its original state.
Dimensions: lower section 67″W (170cm) x 25″D (63cm): top section 19″D (48cm); overall height 102″ (260cm)