Louis XV/XVI Period Vitrine Cabinet by Francois Reizell
This wonderful tulipwood vitrine cabinet by Francois Reizell (active Paris, c1760-1788), was originally a secrétaire à abattant, circa 1760s. In two sections, the upper part with two glazed doors opening to a single shelf, and the lower section with two cupboard doors opening to one shelf and a configuration of vertical compartments. The gilt bronze mounts are believed to have been added in the 19th century. Carcass is stamped twice "F. REIZELL". Measures 80 x 41.75 x 15.25 in (203 x 106 x 38.5). Provenance: Sotheby's, New York. Overall in good condition. The veneers with the usual minor scratches, nicks. Some loss to veneer on the canted corners and related restoration. The front with one replacement of section of veneer and one crack. All doors and side panels showing veneer restorations and horizontal and vertical cracks. The gilt bronze mounts are of good quality and with their original gilding. The mount to lower apron is lacking.