Item # LFALO1429
Antique French Louis XV style solid oak marriage armoire having a rare hand-carved drapery crown above a frieze that features a basket of flowers. Paneled doors highlighted with love birds, floral and foliate carvings above a scrolled and accented apron. Raised on short cabriole legs ending in scrolled French toes on pegs. The interior reveals a very spacious storage compartment with three shelves and two drawers, one which locks. The initials MD are carved into the dormant.
According to French tradition, the wedding armoire was ordered by a father when his daughter was born. It was typically hand-carved with symbols of wealth and prosperity, and given to a girl during adolescence. As the girl grew up, she would fill it with her trousseau, clothing for Sundays, everyday dresses, lingerie and embroidered linens that she had prepared with initials of her future family. She would take it with her to her new home after she was wed.
h - 88"
w - 53
d - 20"
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