Cloud Zoom small image
My Cart

Antique French Louis Philippe Walnut Armoire Cabinet France circa 1870

This beautiful antique French Louis Philippe cabinet armoire from France circa 1870 is known as an "homme debout". A truly distinctive piece of French antique furniture the homme debout is always made with a center drawer separated by an upper and lower cabinet door.  A wonderful story is attached to this saying that during wartime the inside of the drawer would be removed thereby concealing a "standing man" or "homme debout"! When soldiers were searching they would bypass the cabinet believing a divided cabinet could not conceal anyone. Charming, no? The exceptional walnut timber used on this antique homme debout showcases the two doors with the matched pattern of the walnut creating a splendid effect.  The rich color of the solid walnut surrounding the doors is exceptionally warm and the patina has a marvelous gleam due to the years of waxing and polishing. The width of the crown is 46" wide.

# 004GGCCA102

DIMENSIONS

40.50" w x 19.00" d x 92.00" h

102.87cm w x 48.26cm d x 233.68cm h

Sale Price $3,665.20 Regular Price $5,236.00