Antique French Louis Philippe Walnut Buffet Credenza Sideboard circa 1850
The striking walnut timber on this antique French Louis Philippe buffet credenza sideboard circa 1850 remains as potent today as when it was first constructed. Concentrated on the cabinet doors and drawer fronts as well as the sides this timber was highly prized and used only on the best quality pieces because of its powerful visual pattern. The clean and modern lines of this Louis Philippe buffet reflects the enduring appeal of simplicity in furniture. Notice the clever use of moulding to outline the two drawers that is repeated in the cabinet doors below. Both of the cabinet doors in this French buffet have a frame surrounding the figured walnut panels which are arranged in a bookmatch pattern resembling the outstretched wings of a butterfly. Both sides of the walnut buffet feature recessed panels of beautifully grained walnut because this piece was designed to be seen from all directions in an interior. A couple of distinctive features worth pointing out are the cut corners of the top and front corners and the unique profile of the feet. Both of these motifs originated during the reign of Louis Philippe in France (1830-1848) and are considered ideal elements of the style. Of course the doors and drawers open fully to reveal maximum storage space available for daily use. The top is made of solid walnut with two planks set within a frame.
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21.50" w x 53.00" d x 40.00" h
54.61cm w x 134.62cm d x 101.60cm h