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Antique Cabinets - Item 1024
Henri II Buffet Cabinet

Item 1024 - antique buffet cabinet

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Item 1024 Henri II Buffet Cabinet
Dimensions Width 55, Height 40, Depth 22.5 (in inches)
Wood Walnut
Country France
Date Circa 1890
Price $2695 Clearance Price $1495 (save 56%)
Description

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, 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. For other pieces with rectilinear design elements, see two-piece cabinet 1031.

Reference

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.

 
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