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Vintage French LXV LXVI Transitional Walnut Buffet, Ormolu Mounts, Marble Top circa 1940

The unique Louis XVI style herringbone pattern of the walnut is set in opposition to the flowing lines of the beautiful gilded Louis XV style ormolu mounts that embellish this vintage French two door walnut transitional buffet from France circa 1940. This piece combines elements of both the Louis XV style seen in the curved profile and Louis XVI style seen in the parquet pattern of the walnut timber and the symmetry of the metal mounts. The buffet was designed to be as beautiful from the front as well as both sides so the piece is entirely finished from the back left as well as across the front and continuing to the right side. Interestingly the gilded mounts feature the Rococo beauty of asymmetry both at the top and bottom of the centre where the two cabinet doors meet to close. Otherwise the foliate pattern of the mounts is entirely balanced and matched in the manner of Louis XVI even if the lush and winding pattern are of Louis XV origin. The doors open to reveal an entirely accesible storage space bisected by a single shelf while the marble top simulates an eighteenth century original by joining two slabs of marble together and creating a shaped edge. This is a classic piece of French furniture made in the twentieth century reminiscent of grand palace furnishings.

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DIMENSIONS

53.00" w x 24.00" d x 39.00" h

134.62cm w x 60.96cm d x 99.06cm h

$6,892.00

The unique herringbone pattern of the walnut is set in opposition to the flowing lines of the beautiful gilded mounts that embellish this vintage French two door walnut buffet circa 1940. This piece combines elements of both the Louis XV style seen in the curved profile and Louis XVI style seen in the parquet pattern of the walnut timber and the symmetry of the metal mounts. The buffet was designed to be as beautiful from the front as well as both sides so the piece is entirely finished from the back left as well as across the front and continuing to the right side. Interestingly the gilded mounts feature the Rococo beauty of asymmetry both at the top and bottom of the centre where the two cabinet doors meet to close. Otherwise the foliate pattern of the mounts is entirely balanced and matched in the manner of Louis XVI even if the lush and winding pattern are of Louis XV origin. The doors open to reveal an entirely accesible storage space bisected by a single shelf while the marble top simulates an eighteenth century original by joining two slabs of marble together and creating a shaped edge. This is a classic piece of French furniture made in the twentieth century reminiscent of grand palace furnishings.