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French Provincial Double Door Armoire
- This resplendent and large French armoire is exemplary of the Provincial style
- This armoire stands nearly nine feet tall and is crafted of walnut
- The double doors are surmounted by sumptuous rocaille carvings
- Retains its original mountings, double-bolt lock and large key
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Originating in France in the 18th century, the French Provincial style was born of the ornate Louis XV and Rococo. However, it was crafted by furniture makers in the provinces, outside of the cities. By nature, its beauty relies more on form, function and available materials, and less on ostentatious decorative elements, such as gilding or intricate marquetry. Crafted of different kinds of solid wood, depending on the region (oak, walnut, elm, fruitwoods and sometimes mahogany), these pieces were carved with great artistry and skill, yet were made to be functional and long lasting. Though less exuberant than Louis XV and XVI design, French Provincial furniture exhibited a more serene and approachable splendor.
Late 18th century
73" wide x 30" deep x 107 1/2" high