Early 19th Century Country French Armoire ~ Quatre Follet

2104-1455 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

82H x 50W x 19D

Location: Baton Rouge


Early 19th Century Country French Armoire ~ Quatre Follet hails from Normandie, where master artisans have been perfecting their craft for centuries!  This example, designed as a four door armoire, was rendered from select old-growth indigenous oak, features the traditional multi-tiered extended crown molding adorned with acanthus edging, egg & dart and a form popular during the reign of Louis Philippe.  The bonnet boasts a floral basket and wildflower sprays in scrolled patterns, all overlooking the entirety of the piece.  The upper center stile which has been attached to the left door, features wildflowers and a thistle, indicating possible Scottish influence, plus the timeless scrolled French panels accentuated by large brass barrel hinges and even larger embossed brass ferrures, or key guards.  The lower tier juts out only a tad, in fact the entire piece is unusually shallow for such a work, making it very traffic friendly.  Two drawers appear at the top of the lower tier above two shorter cabinet doors carved only at the top of the scrolled panels, but separated with the same stile design and adorned with the same brass hinges and key guards.  An undulating apron is framed by scrolled legs tipped with escargots to complete the look.
Circa 1830s
Measures 82H x 50W x 19D