Antique Liegoise Louis XIV Whitewashed Step-Front Buffet

2101-912897B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

36H x 74W x 23.5D

Location: Dallas


Antique Liegoise Louis XIV Whitewashed Step-Front Buffet hails from the storied region historically surrounded by the Dutch, Germans and French on all sides, and influenced accordingly.  The craftsmanship, level of high-quality industry, and artistry for which the region has been known for centuries is exemplified by this magnificent credenza.  Hand-crafted from dense, old-growth indigenous white oak, it features a bold support structure below with elaborate curvatures and embellishments, separated by a substantial molding layer.  Above that layer appears cabinets on both sides of a center drawer tier which is stepped out from the main casework by a few inches to create visual appeal from all angles, and provide additional drawer storage as a bonus.  Carved detailing includes foliates, scrollwork, and flowers appearing on the drawer facades, cabinet door panels, and even on the convex cornerposts corresponding with the concave center step-front section.  The lovely whitewashed finish combines with the cast brass keyguards and hinges to create a subtle presence that is the essence of understated elegance!
Circa early 1900s
Measures 36H x 74W x 23.5D