A fantastic opportunity to purchase a quality French armoire. This is nearly 8 feet in height and so is an imposing statement piece. It is in a fantastic condition with all veneers intact. The canopy has exquisite carving and there is wonderful attention to detail by the makers throughout the piece including acanthus decorated feet, brass hinges and metal work. The doors have thick, bevelled edge mirrors that makes them very heavy denoting the quality of the piece. These have very slight foxing that in no way affects the reflective properties of the mirrors but do add to its overall personality. The bottom of the doors have a lovely curve to them again indicating quality and craftsmanship.
Internally the attention to detail is also evident. There is a double drawer unit and four shelves that can be placed at a height of your choice due to the clever system of saw tooth shelf supports. The inside of the doors is decorated with a Bird’s Eye maple.
The beauty of these items of furniture is that they can be quickly and easily dismantled by simply taking the doors off the hanging hinges and then removing four bolts that lock the sides to the canopy and base, fantastic for transporting and moving to the room of choice.
This item is obviously pre-owned and has some age related evidence of it’s past life including some old woodworm flight holes. This has all been further treated and only adds to it character.