18TH-CENTURY FRENCH COUNTRY, LOUIS XV ARMOIRE IN WALNUT

 

Item: 7014-265

 

Price: $8,500.00

 

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In medieval France, the large cupboards we now call "armoires" were used to store body armors and weapons. They were later adapted to store a plethora of other items, including clothes, silver and porcelain, and they were crafted to match a room's "boiserie," or wood paneling.

This 18th-century French country armoire was an item of furniture that reached its design height during the reign of French king Louis XV (1710 - 1774). This walnut armoire reflects design trends that were popular during this period, when women became more powerful at court and furniture design became rich with feminine forms. Nature motifs became notable in carvings, as seen in this armoire, which is carved in relief with dainty flowers. The carved feet are scrolled in a feminine fashion.

The large scale of this armoire has allowed its maker to revel in the full range of curvilinear expression, as seen in the two inset panels. It is 66" high by 55" wide by 20" deep.