Item # LFALO2634
Antique country French Louis XV style washed oak Normandy marriage armoire having a large flat, molded cornice that sits upon a carved frieze featuring a pair of love birds and a basket of flowers, circa 1850s. The paneled doors highlighted with floral and foliate carvings above a scrolled and accented apron. All raised on short cabriole legs. The interior reveals a very spacious storage compartment with three shelves. 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 - 97"
w - 63" with crown; body w - 55"
d - 20"
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