Item # LFALO1158
Rare 18th century dark cherrywood gentleman's height enfilade with four drawers over four doors handcrafted by skilled artisans from the Lyon region during the French Transition period (1750-1775). Most Transition period pieces were created outside Paris by Provincial cabinet makers and combined design elements used during Louis XV's reign (1723-1774) with Louis XVI (1774-1792) motifs in the same piece. When Louis XVI assumed the throne in 1774 after his father's death, Rococo tendencies and Baroque excess were no longer popular. A movement was underway that favored the clean, straight lines of the neoclassical style.
The shaped, carved apron and the short, raised cabriole legs of this enfilade d'appui feature timeless Louis XV inspired motifs, in contrast with the elongated diamonds carved on the drawers, which are typical Louis XVI period motifs. Gentleman buffets like this were taller so that men could lean upon them as they had a drink. Literally, "tall buffet." The interior has a single shelf. The narrow depth of this versatile piece makes it perfect for a foyer, hallway, dining room, or as a TV cabinet.
h - 46"
w - 86"
d - 19.5"
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