18th Century French Louis XIII Buffet

2201-211251 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

43.5H x 80.5W x 22D

Location: Dallas


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18th Century French Louis XIII Buffet displays a profusion of geometric forms crafted from bold molding arrangements all across the entire facade!  Crafted from dense, old-growth oak to last for centuries (and it already has), it features a single cutlery drawer embedded into the multi-tiered crown molding that stretches the full width.  The generous surface above that is ideal for any purpose, including serving as a platform for a giant flat-panel TV.  Three cabinet doors below and their flanking pilasters exhibit the various geometric forms, punctuated by forged iron key guards, hinges, and an inlaid compass rose at the center indicating the family who commissioned it were either in the maritime industry or overland trade.  The entire casework rests on two massive timbers with corbels that extend just ahead of the facade for maximum stability.  Note the hand-hewn plank back, just one example of the amazing workmanship evident on this instant family heirloom completely created without the benefit of any modern power tools.
Circa 1760s
Measures 43.5H x 80.5W x 22D