A Very Good Pair of French Empire Mahogany Bibliotheques, Circa 1810


Height: 111″
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.

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A nearly identical pair of bibliotheques can be found in the library of Spencer House, London.