19th Century French Walnut Louis XVI Prie Dieu

2801-712151 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

32.5H x 20W x 20D

Location: Baton Rouge

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$1,680 $2,100

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19th Century French Walnut Louis XVI Prie Dieu, or prayer kneeler, was found this antique furniture in a private chapel, and features remarkably fine craftsmanship executed in the finest indigenous wood available to Western European craftsmen.  Slant-front bible stand opens to reveal storage, with carved embellishments including wheat, ribbon, shell, floral, and of course a cross with trefoil tips.  The lower cabinet provides storage, and is flanked by a pair of tapered and fluted columns.  The kneeler portion was originally designed for a cushion.

Circa 1870

Measures 32.5H x 20W x 20D