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 miniature Louis XVI style vitrine, later 19th century, with an alabaster top above a stepped cornice, a glazed door opening to velvet lined shelves, well decorated throughout with brass rosettes, pendant motifs and trims and upon a spreading base with an
A walnut veneer vitrine in the Louis XV manner, the vitrine with an arched crest and a serpentine profile, with glazed sides and a shaped door opening to a mirror backed interior and glass shelves, a book end burr walnut feature panel to the lower door, wi
A Louis XV style rosewood Vernis Martin vitrine, 19th century. The vitrine of serpentine form having an arched crest with pierced and cast embellishments, shaped glazed doors and sides framed with feather banding, painted panels with bucolic scenes in autu
A French style Vernis Martin vitrine. in the Louis XV manner and having a serpentine profile with an arched crest and a gilt bronze Rocaille crest above a glazed door and sides, with glass shelving to the fabric lined interior, vernis Martin decorative pan
A late 19th century carved teak vitrine, designed by Lockwood de Forest II (1850-1932), made in Ahmedabad, India, assembled in New York, 167.5 x 81.4 x 30.8 cm. Provenance: From the collection of Lockwood de Forest II (1850-1932) and by descent to the curr
A fine rosewood Louis XV style Vernis Martin vitrine, late 19th century, of arching form with a curvaceous profile, the glazed door having a shaped panel painted with a romantic Boucher style couple, landscape vignettes to the sides, a shaped apron and cab
A French Louis XVI style ormolu mounted kingwood vitrine, early 20th century, the fitted marble top above three bevelled glass doors enclosing two glass shelves and mirrored back, supported on six ormolu mounted feet, 140 cm width x 45 cm depth x 140 cm hi
A Louis XV style rosewood late 19th century vitrine, with an inversed cornice banded with ormolu, above a serpentine shaped glazed door flanked by curved glazed sides above floral marquetry, supported on small cabriole legs with ormolu sabots 165 cm high,
A Louis XV style kingwood and gilt bronze vitrine, the shaped top with rocaille crest above a pair glazed doors enclosing two shelves bombe shaped base with Vernis Martin panels, raised on slender cabriole legs with gilt bronze sabots
Louis XV style mahogany and marquetry vitrine, 19th/, 20th century, with brass mounts, enclosing a cream silk damask-lined interior with two shelves, on cabriole legs. Height 133 cm, width 88 cm, depth 40 cm
A late 19th century Dutch walnut and marquetry astragal glazed vitrine, with an arched cornice above a glazed panel door and canted glazed sides, with two serpentine fronted doors, square baluster supports and cross-stretchers, 134.5 x 210 x 26 cm Provenan
A French Empire style mahogany and walnut vitrine, circa 1930s, with a slightly extended top above a parquetry frieze with a chequerboard trim, two part glazed doors below with feather banding and decorative trims, similarly embellished to the sides, a sha
A French tulipwood and gilt bronze vitrine, circa 1930, with a pierced gallery above a concave frieze drawer, a pair of double shield glazed doors opening to a single internal shelf, canted corners and quarter veneer panelling to the sides, the apron with
A French provincial oak vitrine, late 19th century, with an extended top above a half glazed panelled cupboard door set within a deeply channelled frame, the lower timber section a mirror image of the upper, with curved edges, panelled sides, a shaped apro
A French oak vitrine, circa 1930, the vitrine with a shaped top, a single door with shaped glazing to the upper section and panelled and relief carved with flowers and a shell motif to the lower, the sides conforming, with two internal glass shelves and a
A tall French inlaid vitrine in mixed fine timbers, early 20th century, in kingwood and mahogany with a parquetry frieze, a pair of three quarter glazed doors with cross banding, stringing and rosewood borders, with floral inlay below, a trompe l'oeil cham
A mahogany three door vitrine, the breakfront vitrine with a moulded cornice and a relief carved frieze, three bevel glazed doors with panelled lower sections, above a shaped apron and supported on short cabriole legs with carved knees and scroll feet, wit
A French two door mahogany vitrine / marble top display cabinet, early 20th century, with two glass shelves and mounted light. Decorated with gilt metal ormolu mounts. Height 142.5 cm. Width 101 cm. Depth 39 cm
A 19th century ebonised French Boulle display vitrine, with decorative cut brass inlaid in red tortoiseshell panels, framing the single glazed door, beneath a similarly decorated cornice further embellished with cast brass mounts. 89 cm x 36 cm x 112 cm
A walnut vitrine with Renaissance Styling, circa 1950, the large rectangular cabinet with an extended cornice above a dentil border and a floral and loop frieze, a large single glazed door and glazed sides opening to a mirrored interior with glass shelves,
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