Lot 691

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Impressive Russian Brass-Mounted Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

late 19th/early 20th century, the projecting center with an arched pediment, over a pair of glazed doors with brass mullions and flanked by doors in like decor, on a conforming base with paneled and brass line-inlaid cupboard doors, raised on bracket feet, decorated throughout with applied brass moldings and roundels.
h. 102-3/4", w. 109-3/4", d. 24-1/2"

Provenance: Property from a private collection formed for the Crespi Estate, Dallas, Texas; Christie's, New York, August 22, 2017; The Collection of Adam Lippes.

Literature: Mitchell Owens, "In the Heights", Architectural Digest, July/August 2019, illustrated p. 99.

    Provenance:
  • Property from a private collection formed for the Crespi Estate, Dallas, Texas; Christie's, New York, August 22, 2017; The Collection of Adam Lippes.
  • Dimensions:
  • h. 102-3/4", w. 109-3/4", d. 24-1/2"
  • Literature:
  • Mitchell Owens, "In the Heights", Architectural Digest, July/August 2019, illustrated p. 99.
  • Condition:
  • **In overall very good condition. The case is solid and very stable.

    The surface appears to be an old, presumably original finish that has been French polished. There are some scattered minor mars, blemishes, shrinkage and nicks. The brass moldings exhibit a number of dings and dents. All are present.

    Doors open and close properly. All locks are present. The accompanying key is not functional.

    The interiors of the upper section are lined with fabric. A hole has been drilled in the back of the upper center section, presumably for electrical wiring.

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by New Orleans Auction Galleries
December 12, 2021 10:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, US

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$2,000 $4,999 $200
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$10,000 $14,999 $500
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