19th c American Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

(United States, 19th Century)

19th c  American Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase
325 Westtown Rd - Suite 9
West Chester, PA , 19382
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19th c American Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

List Price $6,500
Sale Price $4,800

Stunning simplicity along with a proud silhouette, and gorgeous wood make this big antique breakfront cabinet remarkable. The form is unusually clean and crisp, with no mullions, no visible hardware, little carving, yet it brings the presence of age and authenticity. The upper doors are striking big sheets of wavy glass, and all doors, upper and lower, operate with keys. Dating from the early 19th century, the case is entirely made of mahogany with beautiful flame doors. The inside adjustable shelving is pine, currently painted in a milky green. This breakfront dates from 1820-1850.

At a little over 8 feet tall and a little over 9 feet wide, this architectural cabinet is made in two wide pieces, as well as the cornice and a footing base. The cabinet was designed to fit flush against a wall so it is shaped at back bottom to allow for baseboard molding. The base is 22" in the center, at the deepest point, the sides are 16" deep and the upper cabinets range from 9" to 13.75" deep, perfect for books or other collections.

WIDTH: 113 in | HEIGHT: 100 in | DEPTH: 22 in

Origin United States
Category Bookcases
Period 19th Century
Style Federal

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CONDITION: Finish is old, possibly original. Interior paint is in good condition. We have working old keys, not original. One small piece of trim mission on right side, otherwise intact. Glass has no cracks.

THB REF: 7621047432 DEALER REF: 300136