King Ludwig II of Bavaria - a large bookcase from the library in one of the family castles, circa 1860/70
Orders & Military Collectibles until 1918 | A90m | Live auction | 109 Lots
DescriptionVeneered walnut wood, gild decorative elements and fittings, crafted in several parts, the two-door cabinet base with flattened ball feet and carved acanthus décor, the door fillings with the Bavarian coat of arms with diamond-shaped pattern on root veneer. The high top part crafted en suite with two glass doors and detachable finial with finely carved mirror monogram "L" within a cartouche. Four wooden shelves adjustable for height. Dimensions 300 x 160 x 60 cm.
Provenance: The first of two bookcases belonging to King Ludwig II was sold at the 25th auction of Hermann Historica in October 1991 under lot number 3457. Its counterpart was offered at the 29th auction in October 1993 under lot number 3636. It has been part of a German private collection ever since.
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