Antique French Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition Period Walnut Buffet
Late-18th century buffet handcrafted of solid walnut by talented artisans in Bordeaux during the French Transition period (1750-1775). Most Transition period pieces were created outside Paris by provincial cabinet makers combining design elements used during the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774) with Louis XVI (1774-1792) motifs in the same piece. Rococo tendencies and Baroque excess were no longer en vogue when Louis XVI assumed the throne in 1774 after his father's death. A new movement was underway that favored the clean, straight lines of the neoclassical style.This charming buffet or bas d'armoire has a moulded top with chamfered corners above two panel doors with carved neoclassical elements that open to reveal a single interior shelf. Simple carved apron, raised on short cabriole legs. A rustic French Country buffet with simple lines accented by its original patina that will work with almost any casual decor.
h - 40"
w - 58.5"
d - 18.25"
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