An Open Library Bookcase Lectern of the Napoleon III Period Constructed from rich purpleheart and harewood, with specimen wood inlays of ebony and boxwood among others, the open rectangular bookcase having protruded canted corners and rising from block feet with bronze foliate sabots. The sides inlaid with 'satiné gris' parquetry work and oval marquetry panels, enclosing a fixed shelved interior. The tilt-top marquetry lectern panel having a brass surround with a frieze drawer set below and extensively decorated with ormolu to the front and sides; its extremities having canted corners with two monumental figural mounts of seated Athena herms. French, Circa 1890
Butchoff Antiques was established in 1964, and is now a third-generation family-run business. Specialising in exceptional, exhibition-quality English and Continental furniture, decorative arts and mirrors from the 18th and 19th centuries and housing one of the largest inventories in England.
Their large London showroom on Kensington Church Street showcases a selection of our hand picked pieces in curated room settings across three floors to help inspire and excite your visit.
The continual quest for the highest quality items on the antique market has led to the acquisition of a number of rare and important pieces, and many collaborations with world-leading furniture museums and historians. When you purchase from Butchoff you can do so with confidence - our objects are authentic, full of character, style and integrity. They are longstanding members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) and The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers (LAPADA) and Ian Butchoff has served on the vetting Committee at several major antique fairs within the UK during the past 20 years.
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