Early 19th Century Country French Armoire from Normandie

2104-1421 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

93.5H x 52.5W x 21D

Location: Baton Rouge


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Early 19th Century Country French Armoire from Normandie is a magnificent example of traditional hand-crafted excellence using techniques handed down from generation to generation for centuries!  The trademark chapeau de gendarme crown overlooks the bonnet which has been centered with a lovely basket full of flowers carved in relief directly into the wood.  Below the crown also appear the full-height doors featuring a lovely French scroll shape and three distinct panels, with the center panel raised up and carved with baskets of flowers slightly tilted towards each other which was a common affectation of the artisans of the region.  The doors are each hung with three outboard-mounted brass hinges allowing the doors to swing wide open.  Beautifully crafted brass key guards provide even more visual appeal.  A subdued scroll design on the apron below is centered with a lovely rosette which is flanked by the double-scrolled motifs on the legs tipped with cloven hoof feet.  Note the hand-hewn planks of the back and the pegged mortise & tenon joinery which are hallmarks of the period and the region, amply contributing to the legendary reverence with which such historical keepsakes were so lovingly crafted!
Circa 1830s
Measures 93.5H x 52.5W x 21D