19th Century Liegeois Antique Bookcase With Clock
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Please Take 50% Off The Featured Price. This is a breathtaking Bookcase intricately handmade from solid and beautifully patinaed Hungarian oak by the middle part of the 19th century. This magnificent antique is typical from Liege (Belgium), which was after Paris the second larger city recognized for the high craftsmanship of its Cabinetmakers. The style Liegeois directly inspired from the French styles and periods from King Louis XIII to King Louis XVI is always boasting a stunning and detailed embellishment. This impressive piece of furniture is combining the mixture of the 3 major styles uses by the cabinetmakers from Liege: the Regence, Louis XV Rococo and Louis XVI style. Another interesting part is the stunning clock, commonly called Horloge Chapelle, made by Nicolas Jurdan from Herstal in Belgium. The face is boasting a breathtaking combination of different types of engraved metal plates from brass to iron and tin embellished with interlaced acanthus and floral designs typical from the area and period. The clock seems to have been restored several times but it is in working, however due to the delicacy of the mechanism, it is recommended to have a clockmaker to set it up. The central area below the clock, can be converted into a storage compartment, the side cabinets are offering adjustable shelves to display either books or collectibles. Most glass panes are original, several scratches and dents can be seen here and there due to the age. Circa date 1860. Dimensions 94"high/ 68"wide/ 18"deep.
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