A nearly identical pair of bibliotheques can be found in the library of Spencer House, London.
A Very Good Pair of French Empire Mahogany Bibliotheques, Circa 1810
Width: 77 1/2″
Depth: 20 1/2″
The bookcases veneered overall with highly figured fiddleback mahogany, the projecting cornice over two glazed doors with brass glazing bars on plinth base, the interior with two adjustable shelves.
Provenance: Acquired from the Crespi Estate in Texas, originally designed by famed Palm Beach architect Maurice Fatio for Count Pio Crespi in the late 1930’s.