19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Armoire

2206-13256A (Click to Inquire About This Item)

89H x 49.5W x 23D

Location: Dallas


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19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Armoire brings to life the neoclassical revival that occurred during the reign of Napoleon III.  Executed in exotic imported rosewood, it features veneers with oriented grain patterns to create intriguing visual effects on the facade all around.  The design was influenced by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and includes a rectilinear form accented by a subtly arched crown centered with boldly sculpted representations of the torchere and carquois de fleche, two symbols of the French monarchy representing the power and longevity of the crown.  The artworks are symbolically held together with ribbon and flanked by floral sprays, leading the eye down to the corners upon which are mounted carved finials.  A full length beveled mirror occupies the majority of the door face, arched to follow the contours of the crown above, and flanked by a brace of tapered and fluted columns extending all the way to the base of the piece.  The base features a pair of rosettes under the columns and an understated elegance of form in molded design with just a touch of carved detail centered on the lower apron.  Turned legs provide support.  The door opens wide to reveal the completely intact original interior, with two full width and two half-width drawers faced in burl maple, and three more adjustable shelves creating an exceptionally versatile interior which you can adapt to any use you desire!
Circa 1870s
Measures 89H x 49.5W x 23D

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