Opening with 2 doors and 2 drawers in the lower part, the diminutive body opens with 2 doors
This very refined piece of furniture is worked with sobriety, it presents an arrangement typical of Renaissance furniture, a beautiful set of fine moldings composes the architecture of the upper body in the style of a cabinet, we find a slight elongated decoration "of feather. bird "carved on the uprights of the lower body and on the 2 drawer fronts, the" box "leaves are double framed with thin protruding moldings connected to" miter cut "held by keys, surrounding the panels with multiple "flower beds", the architecture of the furniture is completed by horizontal profiles which can be found in plinths, picture rails, edge of table top and cornice,
Regarding the construction, the back and the funds are in oak, they are composed of planks assembled with tongue grooves and maintained by them by pegs, the drawers whose sides and back are in oak are assembled by a large tail of dovetail held by a wrought iron nail, the backs which are also in oak are grooved in the 4 sides, the sliding of the drawers is suspended and provided by lateral ducts grooved in the sides.
The top and the top forming a cornice are removable and fit together by tenons.
The feet of the furniture use the molded cabochons found on the belt.
The articulation of the doors is ensured by two iron larding hinges per leaf, the keyholes are in cut and engraved iron, the pull handles of the drawers have a "dolphin" ring also in iron and rest on cut rosettes. and engraved. The secondary leaves are fitted with their small period iron bolts.
This piece of furniture seemed to have originally a pediment in view of a few small holes on the top, the whole is in very good state of conservation, the lock of the lower body is posterior, the upper body still has its lock of original large iron case that works with its period key, the 2 rear feet have small splines on the lower part, there are some very slight small gaps in molding and wear, also to report an old repair on a rear panels,
This Renaissance piece of furniture, surely originating in the Ile de France, is of a rare sobriety, it is a beautiful work of carpentry dating from the second half of the 16th century, its "simplicity", the finesse of its construction and its molding in the background a beautiful piece of furniture, there are pieces of furniture from this Henri II period kept at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris which are quite similar.
Sources: knowledge of styles in furniture by J. Stany Gauthier
Depth to the top: 58cm
Total height: 177cm
Upper body depth: 45cm
Height to the top: 101cm
|Style||Moyen-âge, Renaissance, Louis XIII|
|Century||16th century and older|
|Shipping Time||Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days|
|Location||89260, La chapelle sur oreuse, France|