Early 19th Century Country French Buffet

2201-211298 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

43H x 50W x 19D

Location: Baton Rouge


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Early 19th Century Country French Buffet was entirely hand-crafted from old-growth oak, and accented with brass hinges, keyguards and pulls.  Look closely to see the pegged mortise & tenon joinery, a technique centuries old that has been handed down through the generations.  Three drawers at the top had a particular purpose, with flatware and linens for the two outboard larger drawers, and the smaller drawer at the center fixed with a lock to store cutlery safe from young children.  Tailored French style molded detail abounds on the drawer facades, cabinet doors, center stile, and especially the apron, which has been carved at the center with a pediment featuring fish scale sides and a floral and foliate display on top, all rendered in relief directly into the wood.  Raised & recessed side panels ensure this lovely keepsake is attractive from all angles.  Note the hand-hewn solid planks that were used to create the back side.
Circa 1830s
Measures 43H x 50W x 19D