Learn about Bijouterie Table (table Vitrine, Display Table)
A bijouterie table is designed to store and display a collection of small valuable items. In French usuage, a bijouterie magasin refers to a jewellery shop. Bijouterie tables are also called table vitrines, and display tables.
Learn about Vitrine
A French word for a display cabinet, from the French 'vitre', or glass, and usually applied to a display cabinet of French origin. They were introduced in a modest way in 18th century France and became popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Some vitrines have a mirrored back allowing viewing of both the back and front of the objects displayed. They are often embellished with ormolu mounts and painted or lacquered panels, and the style was copid in England in the late 19th century when the Louis XV style was in vogue.
A rare New Zealand colonial period dark stained kauri table vitrine, of French style with a glazed and lined serpentine top, elegant slender carved cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. 68 cm x 48 cm x 73 cm
An Edwardian mahogany and inlaid Sheraton style 'Bijouterie' display table. The top has an eight sided glazed display case with lift up lid. Note: tables like these are used to display jewellery, military medals and small precious objects. Height 71 cm; to
A mahogany table vitrine of French style with two small drawers, turned and fluted column supports and platform base, the shaped top with bevelled glass and thumbnail moulded edge, the interior lined with deep buttoned red brocade. 60 cm x 40 cm x 80 cm
A Boulle display table, French, third quarter 19th century the rectangular glazed top above a serpentine frieze centered by a mask, raised on cabriole legs, the whole with scrolling inlaid brass strap work and gilt bronze mounts and sabots, 72.5 cm wide, 4
An Edwardian mahogany vitrine display table of rectangular serpentine form, the glazed hinged lid above the glazed side panel display section, shaped legs, the open base with lower conforming shelf.61 x 41 x 750. See inside back cover.
Victorian boxwood inlaid mahogany bijouterie table, c.1870 the circular hinged top, enclosing a display well, the deep serpentine apron fitted with a selection of bevelled glazed panels, all resting on cabriole supports with gilt metal appliques and sabots
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