19th Century French Gothic Bonnetiere ~ Cabinet

2006-912578 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

67H x 29W x 18D

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Gothic Bonnetiere ~ Cabinet is a marvel of the revival of the timeless style which historically dates back to the middle of the 12th century in St. Denis, France.  This splendid example was intended as a storage cabinet, with easy access to the lowest shelf defined by a gallery rail, above which appears two convenient drawers accessed by solid brass bale pulls.  Finally, on top is an exquisite cabinet door that opens to reveal three surfaces (two shelves).  The carved embellishments are abundant from the crown molding with bonnet immediately underneath overlooking the amazing upper cabinet door with timeless Gothic geometric design and an acanthus frond as the focal point.  Brass hinges and a key guard accentuate the door.  The cornerposts are carved from top to bottom with a spiral motif, leading the eye down to the carved drawer facades and below that the carved apron that appears over the open shelf at the bottom.  Finally, the contoured apron is carved with stylized foliates with subtly scrolled legs providing support for the entire work.  Hand-crafted from dense, old-growth oak to last for centuries!
Circa 1860s
Measures 67H x 29W x 18D