The Alexander Roux Étagère

  • This incredible American Rococo Revival étagère is attributed to the famed Alexander Roux
  • Roux's name is synonymous with grand Antebellum Southern furniture design
  • His pieces were both elegant and palatial to fit fabulous plantation homes in the South
  • Today, Roux's creations can be found in museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
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Item No. 29-0914

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This magnificent rosewood American Rococo Revival étagère is attributed to Alexander Roux, a French immigrant to New York noted for his innovative and fashionable designs. This particular example boasts carving and open latticework along the galleries of the utmost quality and workmanship. Extraordinary pieces such as this by Roux can be found in numerous museums and collections throughout America, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The American Rococo Revival style has become synonymous with period Southern decor. Furnishings, such as this grand étagère, graced the plantation homes of prominent families of the Antebellum era and were considered prized possessions. Serving as the ultimate status symbol, each piece was created with luxury and stature in mind to match these breathtaking estates. Alexander Roux's designs exhibit intricate piercing and carving that defined the styles popular in the Victorian period. It is very rare for these fine specimens, crafted by such a celebrated maker, to become available for acquisition.

Circa 1850

66 1/2" wide x 16 3/4" deep x 99 1/2" high 
This stunning American Rococo Revival rosewood étagère is attributed to the famed Alexander Roux
Period: 19th Century
Origin: America
Type: Occasional Tables/Étagères
Depth: 16.75 Inches
Width: 66.5 Inches
Height: 99.5 Inches
Style: Rococo

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