19th Century Country French Vitrine ~ Curio Cabinet from Normandie

2204-13198 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

73H x 27W x 16.5D

Location: Dallas


19th Century Country French Vitrine ~ Curio Cabinet from Normandie is yet another charming example of rural craftsmanship for which the storied region is so well known!  Hand-crafted and carved from old-growth indigenous oak, it features the region's signature motifs of wildflowers and a bouquet in a basket in full relief appearing on the finely molded crown.  Below the crown is an upper display tier glazed on three sides, with a door carved with shell and wildflower designs and a scrolled framework around the glass.  A carved panel appears between the upper glazed display and the lower enclosed cabinet storage space, and both the panel in the middle and the full width drawer at the base are carved with complementary motifs.  Both doors are hung with external steel hinges and fitted with steel key guards.  The lower door panel depicts musical instruments with a duplication of the scrolled and carved framing that appears above.  The boldly scrolled apron below the doors continues the wildflower theme and is flanked by scrolled legs carved with acanthus plumes and escargots.  Doors open wide to allow unfettered access to the interior, with each section sporting a single fixed shelf.
Circa 1880s
Measures 73H x 27W x 16.5D