This beautiful and unique sold quarter grained oak mirrored gallery etagere dates late 1800s early 1900, and is in fabulous golden oak original condition. It has so many outstanding details, but I will try to detail them all.
Top of etagere features a gallery crest with original oval beveled glass mirror. There are heavy ornate applied carvings at the top corners and sides of the gallery mirror, and a curve of applied beading across the top. This same trim of beading is also repeated across the base of the etagere. It has ornate, finely turned spindles and applied carved details on the three central main shelves.
Below is an original rectangular beveled glass long mirror, to beautifully highlight any objects placed on the shelves. There are applied carvings on each side of this mirror, as well. The shelves are uniquely spaced, with a small central shelf supported by delicately detailed turned spindles. Apron across the base, under the last shelf, has curlicues at each end. Nicely curved feet elevate the cabinet several inches.
A spindle on each side, under the top shelf, had a very clean break that was reglued and went perfectly back into place. So, this is unnoticed, unless scrutinizing very closely, and does not affect the functionality or stability of the etagere. There is no other damage to note, other than perhaps an occasional small blemish. Mirrors are in excellent condition, with only very minor flaws. Rectangular mirror has only a tiny dot of discoloration blemish here and there. Back of cabinet is perfect.
Etagere has no identifying maker's marks. Measurements are: 31 inches wide (measuring at the widest point at lower wings on gallery), 11 1/2 inches front to back (measured at top of foot) 11 1/4 inches front to back (measured at top shelf) and 56 3/4 inches high.
These are quite hard to find, particularly in this excellent condition. What a great way to showcase your most treasured collection or family photos.
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