18th Century Country French Louis XIV Armoire

2205-22244 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

78H x 57.5W x 22D

Location: Baton Rouge


18th Century Country French Louis XIV Armoire was meticulously hand-crafted on a relatively diminutive scale from dense, old-growth indigenous oak to literally last for centuries!  Although more difficult to work than other woods, oak was chosen for pieces that would require daily use and ample longevity, such as keepsake pieces like armoires.  The tailored crown molding and clean lines of this example render it a great choice for more restrained or casual decors.  Three raised & recessed panels on each side create a theme that is also repeated on the doors, but with a finely scrolled panel at the middle for visual appeal.  Each door is hung with barrel hinges allowing it to open wide, making this a great candidate to house a flat panel TV.  The old steel hand-made lock is still on the door, matching the hinges and key guard.  Note the extensive use of carefully crafted pegged mortise & tenon joinery throughout the work, even on the back, where the rough-hewn solid oak panels are a testament to the determination of the artisans to create a family heirloom that would be cherished for generations to come!
Circa 1790s
Measures 78H x 57.5W x 22D