Exceptional Period Louis XIII to Louis IV Transitional Chateau Armoire
Exceptional 17th century transitional armoire handcrafted by talented artisans from Rennes during the early years of the reign of Louis XIV. The term "transitional" is used to describe furniture that utilizes design aspects from the end of one king's reign with elements created in the next king's reign. This is primarily seen in items that were created and made outside of Paris. In this particular cabinet there is the symmetry and ornamentation that developed during the reign of Louis XIV, but the crown, sides and feet hark back to earlier pieces. The crown, with rows of dentil moulding, sits above a beautifully carved frieze with a central putti. Double doors with intricate raised and recessed panels featuring timeless Louis XIV inspired motifs open wide to reveal three interior shelves and two drawers, raised on flat bun feet. Original hardware and five paneled sides complete the look. This impressive French armoire boasts a beautiful patina and has stood the test of time.
h - 102"
w - 73" with crown; body w - 65"
d - 26"
WIDTH: 73 in | HEIGHT: 102 in | DEPTH: 26 in
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CONDITION: normal wear due to age