Country French Normandie Stripped Oak Armoire ca. 1850s

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89.5H x 56W x 20D

Location: Dallas

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Country French Normandie Armoire is a living testament to the sublime artisanry and craftsmanship that existed in the region during the mid-19th century!  Hand-crafted from dense, old-growth quarter-sawn indigenous white oak, it features bold carving from the crown to the drapery-style apron below, with splendid representations of floral baskets appearing at the centers of each double-mirrored door (with original beveled mirrors and silvering!).  Acanthus leaf flourishes abound, complementing the rosettes and floral Greek Coin motif across the bonnet.  Such ornamentation was a celebration of the natural beauty of the extraordinary Normandie countryside, a very fertile and colorful part of France.
Circa 1850s
Measures 89.5H x 56W x 20D