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18th Century Antique French Louis XV Period Wedding Buffet Deux Corps
stock #179012NM3550
Description: SOLD

This is a splendid provincial Wedding Buffet Deux Corps made from solid pine by the end of the reign of Louis XV throughout the second half of the 18th century. This beautifully patinaed piece is originally coming from the region of Caux in the North of France. The French custom of a father's gift to his new married daughter was the crafting or purchase of a piece of furniture, either an armoire, cabinet or buffet carved with symbols of plenty and happiness. This really attractive buffet consists of an upper section topped by a stunning Chapeau De Gendarme cornice, highlighted by a stunning frieze centering an intricately sculpted floral basket flanked by oak leaves. Oak trees are very common in northern France and often represented on antiques to indicate their origin. The pair of double paneled arched glass doors is also boasting a detailed floral embellishment and reveals a spacious display area with a pair of shelves. The bottom section consists of a straight buffet with a pair of recessed paneled doors accented with oak leaves, all standing on a nicely scrolled apron supported by cabriole legs on escargot feet. The pair of doors is disclosing a large storage compartment with single shelf. Locks are in original condition and working order, the screws holding them have been replaced for sturdiness. The glass panes are not original and were replaced at some point. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1760-1770. Dimensions 92"high/ 55"wide/ 20"deep.
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