Antique French Louis XVI Style Bleached Cherry Enfilade Buffet
Antique French Louis XVI style enfilade from Provence, circa 1920s. Handcrafted of solid cherry with a bleached finish, this handsome French buffet with it's straight lines and lovely patina provides excellent storage and a great surface for serving and display. It features a rectangular top over three drawers and three doors all with carved recessed panels and carved lamb's tongue borders. Doors open to reveal a single interior shelf. Raised by fluted toupie feet ending in brass sabots below fluted columns which extend up each side. Original brass hardware. The narrow depth of this versatile piece makes it perfect for a foyer, hallway, dining room, or as a TV cabinet.
The French word "enfilade" in architecture refers to a series of salons or rooms, formally aligned with one another, that provide a sweeping view through the entire suite of rooms, where on one walked "on file" or "en filade." The enfilade served to organize space and vision and is a common feature found in many of France's grand palaces from the Baroque period. The term later became associated with large scale buffets that had more than two cabinet doors. When open, all of the doors reveal interior storage bisected by a shelf that effectively doubles the amount of usable space.
h - 40"
w - 70.75"
d - 20"
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