circa: 1780 width: 62 height: 95 length: 26 This beautiful antique armoire was French-made around 1780 during the reign of Louis XVI. The wood is solid walnut--a rare thing in itself by contemporary standards but common enough in the 18th century--with a lovely patina, a rich complexion and a striking grain. The carved paneling looks rather elegant, while the top of the armoire itself is framed to match the sinuous patterns in the paneling. Likewise, the small cabriole feet make quite an impression, while they are also quite sturdy. The armoire doors lock with an accompanying key, allowing you to conveniently store your things, whether you use this armoire for clothing or as a TV cabinet, either of which uses would be perfect for this piece. All hardware is original. Conveniently, this large armoire does ''flat pack,'' meaning that it disassembles for shipping and easy movement and so will need to be assembled upon arrival to your home. Although there are numerous stress marks and repairs as well as a few cosmetic separations in the wood (the frequency and character of which are consistent with the age of this armoire), it does remain in excellent structural condition. In fact, very few pieces from the time of Louis XVI survive, so it is doubly remarkable that this armoire remains in such good condition.
Antique Armoires & Wardrobes