19th century

Beautiful liqueur cabinet in crystal and gilt bronze. Complete glassware with three bottles. Attributed to the Baccarat factory. Great condition. Very decorative object.

Size: H 30cm and 24cm in front - W 32cm - D 23cm

French, circa 1870.

Lit : Established by the Royal Decree of Louis XV in 1764, Baccarat crystalware manufactory (French region of Lorraine) has consistently produced glass and crystal works that have revolutionized the industry. Baccarat received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world (most notably Tsar Nicolas of Russia, Louis XV, Louis XVI and Napoleon). In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris and has continued to carry off prizes at international exhibitions since. Baccarat built a worldwide reputation for making quality stemware, chandeliers, barware, and perfume bottles. The world's largest chandelier and a staircase lined with a Baccarat crystal balustrade adorn the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. The queen of Portugal commissioned for her private collection decorative pieces and tableware (currently exhibited in the Ajuda National Palace ). Today, antique works by Baccarat are rare and prestigious.