19th Century Louis XVI Marble Top Walnut Display Buffet by Kint of Gand

2202-1727B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

42.5H x 71W x 25.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


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19th Century Louis XVI Marble Top Walnut Display Buffet by Kint of Gand is a stunning piece that will immediately command admiration from all who enter the room in which it is displayed!  Hand-crafted by Edouard Kint, a fine furniture maker in the historic city of Ghent (called Gand in French), a city that originally started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie and in the Late Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe, with some 50,000 people in 1300.  It prospered primarily because of the rich, fertile soils surrounding the area.  Evidence of habitation during the Stone Age has been found, and by the late 19th century it was a thriving European center with historical significance, producing such masterworks as this splendid buffet.  Although it is almost six feet in width and over two feet in depth, its rounded sides soften the impact of its footprint on your floor plan, while simultaneously providing copious display, storage, and serving space in abundance!  Crafted from hand-select walnut, it has been lavishly carved with intertwined foliates across the main facade in a step-front configuration, with rounded cornerposts carved with rosettes, egg form and laurel garlands atop reeded and fluted motifs providing a framework for the lush, artistic neoclassical carvings on the parquet-paneled doors.  Urns in full relief are depicted amongst flowing ribbon, floral garlands and intertwined vines.  Bronze key guards add a nice accent.  On each side, recessed behind the aforementioned rounded cornerposts, are the display cabinets in a full quarter-round form, with fluting across the drawer that, with the bronze bale pull, pivots out on a single rear hinge.  The rounded cabinet door below is fitted with a single curved pane of beveled glass, with quarter round shelving within.  All shelving is on adjustable mounts creating almost endless configurations.  Bold base molding below is finished with tapered and fluted legs.  To top it all off?  An exquisitely veined double-beveled marble top perfectly contoured to follow the intricacies of the casework below!
If you act FAST, an identical twin is available as of this writing!  See Related Products below left.
Circa 1890s
Measures 42.5H x 71W x 25.5D

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