Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Display Case / Vitrine
France Ca. 1890
A high quality example signed “Oudin a Marseille”. The French tradition of superior craftsmanship continued well into the 20th century unlike much of American production which began a slow deterioration by the middle of the 19th century. If you will notice, the applied gilded ornaments are top of the line with crisp details. The glass on the front door is thick and broadly beveled. There is a narrow single drawer which folds down by the release of a brass mechanism. Two glass shelves come with this but would be easily added to for smaller objects. The upper case is easily lifted from the base for ease of moving.
Excellent. The front glass has a small chip (in place) at the bottom left corner which can be seen in the image of the one showing the drawer open. Some wear to the gold and a few imperfections in the wood. Overall a very decent finish with a medium luster.
Height: 6 ft.
Width/Length: 30 in.
Depth: 17 in.