circa: 18th century
origin: Vendee Region
An outstanding cherrywood Louis XV bonnetiere armoire, from the Vendee region of France circa 18th century. Gorgeous, warm cherrywood construction featuring a single large door that opens to a generous space with two non-adjustable shelves and a hanging rod at the top. One drawer spans the armoire's width at the bottom. Beautiful molding throughout, canted and fluted corners, paneled sides and a scalloped apron with relief carved native floral decoration which is echoed at the pediment. Elaborate hardware original to the piece, with large, pierced escutcheons and handle decorations, as well as a long, baluster style hinge. The armoire rests on ball and claw feet. Inside depth: 19.50".
Condition: Good antique condition. Age appropriate wood and metal discoloration. One small crack at top right of door and one on left side panel. One shelf is new (made of plywood). A new hanging rod has been installed inside. Door stays closed when locked.
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