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French Louis XV Period, Solid Mahogany, Bordelais Armoire (c. 1750 to c. 1760 France)

Country of Origin

France

Dated

c. 1750 to c. 1760

Medium

mahogany wood

Dimensions

81.00inch wide   113.50inch high   30.00inch deep
(205.74 cm wide  288.29 cm high  76.20 cm deep)


Provenance

Private Collection, Paris, France

Literature

A similar armoire is illustrated on page 71 of the book, Le Meuble de Port, by Louis Malfoy, Editions de l’amateur.

Description / Expertise

An exceptional and rare French Louis XV period, carved, solid mahogany, Bordelais armoire that opens with two beautifully paneled doors. The finest mahogany was imported to Bordeaux and other port cities in France from the colonies in Central and South America. Only the finest of wood was used to make impressive furniture for this region.