Antique Renaissance Dessert Buffet

2310-35185 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

50H x 49W x 21.5D

Location: Dallas


This unusual artifact, discovered in Brittany, was crafted from indigenous French oak, and features an upper surface fenced in with finely carved bordering and turned finials on every corner. The edge has bee wonderfully gadrooned, mirroring the treatment of the lower surface, upon which has been carved a commemorative date of 1675 and an ancestor's initials. Most likely a date that had powerful significance to a particular family, the piece was commissioned to honor that ancestor during the early part of the 19th century. The lower cabinet boasts a full width drawer and three cabinet doors with castellations on the apron, and is carved on all three sides!
Circa 1830s.
Measures 50H x 49W x 21.5D.