Monumental Antique English Chippendale Carved Walnut Breakfront with Provenance
This is a truly irreplaceable piece of furniture with provenance and history. This truly masterfully done Chippendale style 1880s era English breakfront or bookcase. The bookcase measures an imposing 123 3/4″ h x 146 1/4″ w x 24″ d and certainly isn’t for every home. In fact, if you look at where it was, it looks to be of normal size. The piece was purchased for the Philadelphia landmark luxury condominium that was built in 1963 and is directly across the Philadelphia Museum of art. If you aren’t familiar with this fantastic museum, you may be familiar with the movie “Rocky” as he ran up the steps and had a flock of admiring children following him. That’s the museum! The breakfront is made of solid walnut and will show minor signs of age and use, some locks are missing and we will replace panes of glass that have old cracks in them and a few moldings that need to be done in order to be completed which we will do for you. The lower middle right center drawer is slightly warped as often happens in antiques from Europe but is not a big deal nor unusual. The piece is as good as it gets and will come apart for delivery. We will make it looks its best and it will absolutely blow you away as it has no equal.