Friday, August 5, 2011

A Gilt Vitrine

Vitrine is defined as a glass paneled cabinet for displaying china or objets d'art.
This beautiful antique vitrine belongs to my mother-in-law.
The glass door panels are curved.
 My MIL likes to keep her teacup collection in here.
 Very ornate carvings all covered in gold leaf decorate the cabinet.
Petite hoof legs~
This cabinet came into the family long ago as a gift from a 
wealthy housewife to her housekeeper, who was my MIL's aunt.
 She must have been a great housekeeper!
A pretty french Vitrine!


 
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