M. Markley Antiques

French Antique Armoire 1018 in Louis XIII Style

 

louis xiii style french antique armoire
Price $2,995
Item 1018 - Width 65, Height 82, Depth 22 (in inches)
Wood - Oak
Date - Circa 1820
Country of Origin - France
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This solid oak antique armoire is from northeastern France and was constructed possibly as early as the 18th century or early 19th century, judging by the hand-hewn elements, the large bun feet and the unique construction (the armoire breaks down into top and bottom pieces). Also supporting its age are the écoinçon panels on the sides and the fleurettes in the elongated quatrefoil panels, coupled with the fact that it was crafted from oak rather than walnut.

Antique armoires with similar door panels characterized by soufflets or stylized quatrefoils are claimed by both the Louis XIII and Louis XIV styles due to the rectilinear design elements surrounding the graceful carvings on the doors.

Parts of the interior have been replaced to shore up the base and there has been minor restoration to the carving as well as reinforcement of structural elements. Both doors lock and come with keys.

References

ligny, Laurence, Le Mobilier en Picardie 1200-1700 (Picard Editeur, Paris, 1990); Quette, Anne-Marie, Le Mobilier Français Louis XIII et Louis XIV (Editions Massin, Paris, 1996)

Uses

The armoire can fill any of the modern-day uses such as storage for linens or clothing, or as an entertainment center. It is also suitable for offices and can be adapted for storage or display.

1018-left side
1018-top
1018-side