Luxury Design, Past & Present
This Italian vitrine from 1852 is actually four separate parts, and is absolutely majestic. It features a dove in flight on top of a camio of foliage and garlands that rest upon the upper cabinet. This upper section is adorned with a large rams head in the center of the upper band. The front has two glazed doors with etched glass flanked by Acanthus scroll work and two corner shelves. Two gorgeous hand carved grotesques in the form of Wolfhounds support the upper case. The base cabinet has two hand scalloped drawers separated by a large full calf's head. Two large doors showcase hand carved voluminous grapes and foliage wrapped with bow ribbon garland. It has acanthus scroll work on either side with bun style turned feet.