Four Lions Bookcase (v)

Four Lions Bookcase (V)
Four Lion Bookcase (V) side detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17144
Building: 
Current Location: 
4th floor; back eastern wall
Floor: 
4th
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is an ornately carved mahogany cabinet with shelving, glass doors, and enclosed drawers.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
43 inches
Width: 
20 inches
Height: 
84 inches
Description: 

This bookcase stands tall with varying cabinet spaces and ornate carving detail. The lower third of the piece is a cabinet space enclosed by wooden doors. Thin oval wreaths adorn each of the doors. Above these doors are two drawers decorated with a simple swag. The upper portion of this piece is a three-shelved bookcase with glass doors, above which exists the same swag pattern. Four ornate lion heads are carved into the piece. Two are located on either side of the top of the glass doors with the other two located on either side of the drawers. The faces are typical of lions with the manes flowing upward and downward to create movement and perspective. The sides of the bookcase continue with the swag pattern around the top. Small floral buttons adorn the spaces below the swag. The feet of the bookcase look like lion paws.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes