M. Markley Antiques

French Antique Henri II Sideboard 1024

 

french antique buffet cabinet walnut sand-pile design
Price $1,347
Item 1024 - Width 55, Height 40, Depth 22.5 (in inches)
Wood - Walnut
Date - Circa 1890
Country of Origin - France
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This walnut antique buffet cabinet is a classic of the style known as Henri II or Renaissance Revival. It features the typical stylistic elements of rectilinear mouldings and raised panels as well as fluted columns on either side and plume motifs framing the two drawers.

Although primarily solid walnut, the base has some veneers. The top has been replaced with solid, ¾” walnut.

The hardware, particularly the drawer pulls, are intricately detailed and original, incorporating a minute and grotesque visage.

A fine example of 19th century handmade furniture, this piece is particularly pleasing in the richness of the French walnut of this period.

References

Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999)

Uses

This cabinet is ideal as a buffet in a dining room or kitchen as well as in other rooms of the house to store linens. It could even be used as a credenza in an office setting or library.

1024-left side
1024-palm leaf carving
1024-french antique drawer pull ornate