19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Buffet

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45.5H x 75W x 20D

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Buffet was fashioned from indigenous old-growth oak to emulate the styles in vogue at the courts of the time.  After the French Revolution, a few brief monarchies reigned, and the style they dictated was understandably austere and restrained to counteract the excesses of the Louis XVI period.  This example features a glorification of the natural beauty of the tightly grained, well seasoned wood, with a minimal of stylistic flair evident in the "S" curve of the upper drawer tier and double tier of molding around the top surface, with subtle scrolls on the two feet below.  Rectilinear chamfered panels on the doors are embellished solely with inset brass keyhole guards.  Doors and drawers open to reveal cavernous storage, and the surface is wide enough to serve a big family, or provide the perfect platform for a huge flat panel TV!
Circa 1850s
Measures 45.5H x 75W x 20D