19th Century Country French Normandie Buffet a Deux Corps

2208-23645 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

95H x 59W x 22D; buffet 39.5H

Location: Baton Rouge

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$2,953 $7,980

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Absolutely beautiful antique Country French cabinet, rendered in early 19th century from the preferred medium in Normandie~ dense, old-growth white oak~ this elegant French buffet a deux corps was meant to display a family's prized possessions above and store their everyday in the buffet below, behind exquisitely carved solid oak depicting the abundance that nature has blessed the rolling hills of Normandie. The interior of the glazed upper tier of this antique furniture was painted a patina blue to highlight the treasures displayed within, framed by intricately carved floral and foliates on the superbly scrolled doors and bonnet above. A chapeau de gendarme cornice (so called because of its resemblance to a period policeman's hat) provides a fitting crown, presiding over a full relief wicker harvest basket bursting with fruit and flowers. Original solid brass drawer pulls, keyguards and hinges add the perfect touch of decor.

Antique Country French Furniture, Circa 1820"s

Measures 95H x 59W x 22D; buffet 39.5H