19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Rosewood & Mahogany Armoire

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92H x 43W x 18.5D

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19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Rosewood & Mahogany Armoire is a splendid example of the master artisanry of a bygone era!  Hand-crafted from exemplary imported hardwoods like rosewood and burl mahogany then crafted into the magnificent armoire we have attempted to portray in our photos, case pieces such as this took a primary place of honor in the room, usually towering over the other furnishings, and setting the style tone.  In this case, an heraldic crest is centered on the boldly arched and heavily molded crown, flanked by sculpted scrollwork and foliate sprays, cascading down to the rounded cornerposts topped with turned urn finials, all rendered in rosewood, also called kingwood with reference to its reputation amongst the finest furniture crafters.  An arched full length mirror has been beveled and carefully fitted into the door with a beautifully paneled backing designed to protect the silvering.  Amazing inlay bordering and veneering on the sides ensure this special piece is gorgeous from any angle.  The base is not to be denied any attention, with boldly scrolled and carved legs set at 45 degrees flanking the full width drawer.  The drawer has a subtle facade that makes it unnoticeable as a drawer until you open it, then notice it has a sliding dust cover to keep the contents protected.  This entire piece is a definite example of superior craftsmanship and materials that are no longer available to modern makers!
Circa 1840-1850
Measures 92H x 43W x 18.5D

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