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This French armoire is a grand example of Provincial furniture
The double doors open to reveal ample storage
Elegant rocaille carvings distinguish this armoire
Robust rocaille carved flourishes add to the grandeur of this majestic cabinet
This armoire retains its original hardware
French Provincial Double Door Armoire
This double-bolt lock keeps valuables within secure
French Provincial Double Door Armoire
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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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$48,500
Item No. 30-0232
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Description
This majestic French walnut armoire is a stunning example of the Provincial style. Standing nearly nine feet high, this rare armoire featuring splendid rocaille carvings above its double doors and a wonderfully rich patina. Original mountings, double bolt locking mechanism and large key characterize this brilliant 18th-century furnishing. The first armoires appeared in France during the latter half of the 17th century and were most often the dominant feature of the home. These large cupboards. . .
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This majestic French walnut armoire is a stunning example of the Provincial style. Standing nearly nine feet high, this rare armoire featuring splendid rocaille carvings above its double doors and a wonderfully rich patina. Original mountings, double bolt locking mechanism and large key characterize this brilliant 18th-century furnishing. The first armoires appeared in France during the latter half of the 17th century and were most often the dominant feature of the home. These large cupboards were used to hold a family’s belongings from linens to clothing to silver and even food. Cabinetmakers drew their inspiration from the cupboards of Italy, Germany and Spain, but by the reign of Louis XV, the French armoire had reached its height of popularity and possessed a distinctly French flair.

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
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This French armoire is a grand example of Provincial furniture
Period: 18th Century
Origin: France
Type: Armoires/Linen Presses
Depth: 30.0 Inches
Width: 73.0 Inches
Height: 107.5 Inches
Style: Louis XV
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