Fine 18th Century French Period Louis XIV Walnut Lyonnaise Buffet
A beautiful 18th century French period Louis XIV buffet handcrafted by talented artisans in Lyon of solid walnut, circa 1700. Having a beveled, rounded edge plank top above two large raised, molded panel drawers with a secret center drawer over two raised, molded, panel doors that open to reveal a single shelf and plenty of storage for crystal, silver, and fine china. All original locks and hardware. Raised on bun feet in the front and block feet in the back. During Louis XIV’s reign (1643 to 1715), buffets were given special placement in the most obvious room in the chateau. This antique French buffet has an elegant yet imposing shape and size, typical of the period. Because Louis XIV furniture was so elaborate and costly, very few pieces were produced or found in the homes of the middle class. The sumptuous interiors and the elegant cabinetwork so characteristic of the Louis XIV style were confined to the royal palaces and to the splendid mansions of the aristocracy located in and around Paris. This Lyonnaise buffet retains its beautiful rich, original color and patina and has a fresh French polish that allows the wood to shine. A fine example from the Lyon region of France.
h - 43.5"
w - 52"
d - 26"
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