Early 19th Century Louis XIII Oak Jam Cabinet or Confiturier from Normandy
A tall early 19th century French Louis XIII style jam cabinet or confiturier from Normandy, circa 1820s. Handcrafted of old growth oak with a rectangular beveled edge top over a single full-width drawer defined by bold molding and having a raised panel door featuring typical Louis XIII style carved pointe de gateau motif which originated in the early 1600s. Door opens to reveal a single shelf. Raised on bun feet. All original iron hardware.
Confituriers like this one were originally used to store confit, jams, jellies, pates and more. They are extremely versatile cabinets because they are usually smaller than a buffet or chest of drawers and can be used for storage in any room. They can easily be converted into powder room vanities, used as nightstands, and even retrofitted with small refrigeration units for bar areas or wine rooms. They make great storage for extra shoes, boots, and keys near the back door. This cabinet is a wonderful example of the petite buffet with one door affectionately called the confiturier.
H - 45"
W - 35"
D - 21"