LATE 19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE VICTORIAN TIGER OAK DOUBLE DOOR BOOKCASE W/ CARVED GROTESQUE NORTH WIND FACES. Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques. We're a third generation family owned business furnishing homes all over the world. We aggressively pursue important antiques, decorative arts, and objects of interest for our most discerning clients. We're delighted to offer for sale this exceptional 19th century antique Victorian tiger oak heavily carved double door Horner bookcase.
This double door bookcase is an absolute gem with great attention to detail and charm. The bookcase is made of quartersawn oak with two large glass doors. The doors have fantastic old glass with old seeding marks and a prevalent desirable wavy look.
The upper crown is decorated with a crisp & balanced egg and dart trim carving. The center frieze has a wonderful north wind or grotesque face with acanthus carvings, flanked by expertly carved floral rosettes & two additional grotesque carved faces on either end.
Carvings of this nature were popular in mythology and were inspired in part by gargoyles from Gothic architecture. We believe this is a Horner bookcase considering the age and quality & complexity of carvings. They were a prolific cabinet making shop and produced goods on the better - best tier.
We try to offer a good dozen or so bookcases / chinas at any given time and can absolutely say this is one of the finest we've had in some time. The vertical stiles on the bookcase have a fluted profile that gracefully brings your attention front and center to the carvings. The interior has four adjustable shelves that sit in on shelf pins.This came out of the home in immaculate condition with our only note being it's missing a key and an escutcheon plate. We're sure we have a period accurate one to replace it with and will do so for our end client. The base molding is further carved with an uncommon stylized cornucopia or a stylized flower carving. The cabinet is stamped 3996 on the back and again written on the back. The bookcase measures 49 1/2" wide x 15" deep x 62 1/2 tall. Our warehousing facility located at 190 Chestnut St. Convenient downtown location just minutes away from I-91 and I-90 Masspike. We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects. We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia. We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer.
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We have a zero tolerance policy for non-paying buyers. Any offer we accept is a binding sale and subject to the conditions herein. Massachusetts General Law applies to all sales.We accept all major credit cards and are delighted to answer any questions that you may have or provide services you may need. The item "19TH C VICTORIAN TIGER OAK CARVED ANTIQUE BOOKCASE / CHINA CABINET HORNER NYC" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Bookcases\1800-1899". The seller is "baycolonyantiques" and is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.