Stunning Antique Country French Armoire

2310-35350 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

89 x 64 x 24.5

Location: Dallas


This outstanding work of art is truly one-of-a-kind! Sculpted from local quarter-sawn white oak by rural artisans in the Loire Valley, it has been carved on the upper panels with scenes along the river in an allegorical fashion. Below appear carvings of musical instruments and a family crest, indicating that this armoire was commissioned to celebrate a family's good fortunes and blessings. Tailored molding provides a framework so as not to attract attention away from the carved panels. A scrolled apron and legs below provide support, and serpentine steel keyguards combine with the externally mounted steel barrel hinges to make it just as functional as it is amazing to behold!
Circa 1830s.
Measures 89 x 64 x 24.5.