France, third quarter 19th century, Renaissance Revival, carved by Denis-Désiré and Onésime Guéret and signed Guéret Frères, Paris. Three glass doors to red lined interior display, elegantly carved fruitwood and elm depicting floral accents along with poetry and musical themes.

The Guéret Brothers created intricately carved Renaissance Revival furniture influenced by Louis XIV, XV, and XVI styles. Guéret Frères Company started in 1853 and produced furnishings through the end of the 19th century. From 1855 onwards they exhibited regularly at the great international exhibitions including The Exposition Universelle of 1855, Paris where the brothers won a first-class medal, and The Exposition Universelle of 1867, Paris.

Provenance: Ex. St. Louis Cardinal owner Fred Saigh passed down through descent. 120"h. 62"w. 19"d.

  • 1960s restoration work done.

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May 18, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
St. Louis, MO, US

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