Late 18th Century Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition Period Bleached Oak Buffet Deux Corps
A late 18th century French Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition period buffet deux corps handcrafted of solid old growth French oak by skilled artisans from the Normandy 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 the reign of Louis XV (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 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.
The carved panel doors, serpentine apron, and short, raised cabriole legs of the lower buffet feature timeless Louis XV inspired motifs, in contrast with the straight, rectangular lines of the upper cabinet panel doors and lozenge shape escutcheons, which are typical Louis XVI period motifs. The upper cabinet opens to reveal three shelves while the lower buffet has one shelf, all providing plenty of storage. This impressive French cabinet has stood the test of time and boasts a beautiful patina. A very versatile and functional piece that can be used in both traditional and contemporary interiors.
h - 97"
w - 61.5"
d - top cabinet 26"; lower buffet 22"
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