French Marriage Armoire in Carved Oak from Normandy

Price: $6, 890.00
Product ID : ARM00051

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Overview

62" wide x 23" deep x 90" high

A beautiful French dower or wedding armoire in oak from Caen in Normandy. Offers well-articulated carvings of basket and rinceau of grapes and grape leaves on frieze, with scallops, roses, foliage and more grapes embellishing doors. This mortise and tenon cabinet with pegged construction has a brass wire panel (added at some point) in the upper door panels, with two interior shelves. The square feet that extend from the frame show signs of having been restored to the original design.

Period: Louis XV

Place of Origin: France

Date of Manufacture: 1780

Period: Late 18th Century

Materials and Techniques: Oak

Other Characteristics: Oak with pegged mortise and tenon joinery, hard wax finish

Condition: Good. Feet were cut back at some point and have been restored, lock is not original, working key included, shelves have been replaced..

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