19th Century Louis XVI Bronze Mounted Mahogany Armoire by Schmit of Paris

2803-71271A (Click to Inquire About This Item)

100H x 61W x 20D

Location: Dallas


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19th Century Louis XVI Bronze Mounted Mahogany Armoire by Schmit of Paris is an example of the Belle Epoque magnificence that gained France worldwide recognition at the end of the 19th century.  Founded in 1818, Schmit was at the forefront of what was then considered cutting-edge technology that utilized the burgeoning Industrial Revolution to power tools that enabled its skilled craftsmen to produce some of the finest furniture both then and now!  Using exotic (and expensive) imported mahogany, the artisans first created a lavish classical framework that would make Louis XVI proud, then enhanced it with marquetry panels that create a three dimensional effect by using grain orientation.  Finally, the metalsmiths worked their magic in bronze, with finials and mounts appearing over the entire set for a lavish effect.  Motifs executed in chased bronze include pineapple finials, lavish floral sprays, finely detailed egg & dart trim, intriguingly artistic floral and foliate displays, Grecian urns bursting with fruit, intertwined floral wreaths tied with ribbon and laurel sprays also tied with ribbon, just to name a few!  A full length hand-beveled mirror on the center door magnifies the light around the room and is convenient for dressing, and opens to reveal adjustable shelves and an interior drawer.  Side doors open to reveal adjustable shelves and small hanging rods.  An amazing blend of elegant form and function!
Circa 1885
Measures 100H x 61W x 20D
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