Early 19th Century Flemish Buffet ~ Credenza

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42H x 65.5W x 24D

Location: Baton Rouge


Early 19th Century Flemish Buffet ~ Credenza is a marvelous combination of classical architecture and embellishment melded with Renaissance-inspired accentuation!  Utilizing dense, old-growth indigenous oak, the artisans created a solid plank top with a beveled edge, with two unadorned drawer facades that were made in the same fashion directly underneath.  But there the austerity ends, with each drawer being flanked by a trio of scrolled, carved corbels that provide a transition down to three two-tiered fluted pilasters topped with Ionic capitals which in turn provide a framework for the intricately carved door panels.  Each door features a distinctive "X" form creating four triangles carved with intaglio and bas relief in the Renaissance manner. with an additional framework around the edge of repeating acanthus leaf bordering.  The center pilaster's top fluted section also happens to be a unique, tiny door that opens to reveal a place to hide the key as well as the keyhole to access the lock.  The base is defined by another pair of carved corbels serving as feet, with a drapery banner accented with brass tacks all across the lower front.  Doors and drawers open to reveal cavernous storage, in the bargain!
Circa early 1800s
Measures 42H x 65.5W x 24D