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An Antique French Empire Mahogany Vitrine, With Fine Egyptian Gilt Bronze Mounts

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    Posted 3 years ago

    PhilDMorris
    (145 items)

    An Antique French Empire Mahogany Vitrine, With Fine Egyptian Gilt Bronze Mounts. The first 2 taken with 90's miniature camera so not the best quality photos.

    The Empire Gilded Bronze mounts are of the finest quality. This piece with glazed glass side panels is one of the heaviest pieces of furniture that I have ever lifted for its size. 42 inches wide, 40 inches high and 21 1/2 inches deep, this is before we went metric in measure. The whole piece is very heavy and good quality mahogany, no veneers used here. This and a massive sevres vase I got from Ed Mirvish early March in 2000. I got to know him when he was in his eighties.

    This Empire Mahogany Vitrine came from the Collection of Mr. Ed Mirvish of considerable fame and was from his magnificent Ed Mirvish Restaurant collection. I used to go to Old Eds sitting always near the statue shown, which was one of the finest Restaurants in Toronto, and his group of restaurants all together formed THE FINEST Restaurant antique grouping in the entire world, entirely decorated with antiques of the finest caliber. I hope to show some of the scenarios with photos of the restaurant next in some posts. The 3rd photo is an old photo I have of this incredible place of Old Eds alone with million dollar items in plain view in about 1969. These restauants were mainly old bronze foundries before and lined the entire long block which he owned far from his store.
    Some of the photos that I previously have posted on this site show this vitrine in situ in my home !

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Such a BEAUTIFUL piece!! Great story as well.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Another stunning piece Phil and your amazing eye for beauty . The statue in restaurant is quite magnificent also . I am just in love with all your collections xoxo
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you jscotto363, much appreciated.
    4. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Amazing piece Phil.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Great post Phil, and the restaurants must have been amazing.
      As usual I have learnt from your post and I now know a vitrine is a curio cabinet. An amazing piece, as is everything you have.
    6. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      I looked at the picture and knew right away that it must have been your post! You got that special touch when it comes to great taste for antiques!
    7. KarenLR71, 3 years ago
      Is is breathtaking! I love your tastes!
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Amazing detail!!
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thanks Manikin for the love and special comment, love to you !
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thanks brunswick for the nice comment !
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid, appreciate your visits and comment !
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Wow.....again, I was in AWE at your place those many many years ago. I was afraid to move and hit something !! LOL.

      MASTERPIECES !!!
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose, always love your company !
    14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 3 years ago
      Beautiful..as always, I love it!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Superb piece!!! I'd love to have been able to have dinner at Old Eds... ;-)
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thanks racer4four, sending love to you !
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you freiheit, much love sent your way !
    18. KarenLR71, 3 years ago
      Wow, simply stunning!! I would have loved to have the chance to dine in one of his restaurants. From the pic you attached, I probably would do more staring than eating!
    19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you KarenLR71 for the 2 very nice comments !
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall and antiquerose, much appreciated !
    21. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 3 years ago
      I have never seen such fine pieces as you post a Phil. Truly stunning.
    22. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Phil is a master collector!! His pieces and home is a masterpiece !!!!
    23. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thank you again antiquerose, I appreciate your kind thoughts !~
    24. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Thak you Oroy, most appreciated !~

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