19th Century French Louis XV Rosewood Display Armoire

2203-2219 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

100H x 45W x 24D

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Louis XV Rosewood Display Armoire represents the epitome of the style rendered in what many have called Kingwood for its superiority to all other furniture woods!  Harvested in the Americas during this period, the wood was shipped to England and France and because of the cost, sold to the most prestigious furniture crafters.  The style is an interpretation of the Rococo movement, combining the foliates and natural forms combined with bold shell carvings that emerged during the Louis XV period.  This example features a splendid centerpiece carving that perfectly expresses the genre in solid rosewood situated atop a double-arched archer's bow crown, with florals cascading down the shoulders leading the eye to the rounded and carved cornerposts, carved with complementary relief at the top.  Even the single full size door has adopted the style form at the top, with finely molded detail encircling the original beveled glazing that presents a splendid display framework over the treasures placed within.  Four original shelves create a total of five surfaces for display.  Below, a full width drawer carved with elaborate shell and foliate relief is centered above an undulating apron with a brace of boldly carved scrolled legs on either side.  Display with pride and panache!
Circa 1880s
Measures 100H x 45W x 24D

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