Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman

Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman

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Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman
Palatial Antique French Louis XVI Style Armoire After Guillaume Benneman

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This extraordinary, palatial size French cabinet after the original and celebrated commode by Guillaume Benneman (1750-1811) dates from the late nineteenth century and measures 98" (8 ft 2 in) tall, 60" (5 ft) wide and 22" deep. Crafted from fruitwood and mahogany, it features extensive and massive bronze mounts throughout by the French bronzier Leon Kahn, a leading bronzier working in France in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Underside of mounts bear the stamped mark "KAHN", and the lock shows the stamped mark E. LAURENT PARIS RUE DE CHARONNE. The pediment has neoclassical guilloche, reed and tie, and foliate motifs. The frieze and side panels feature patera, rosettes, and egg and dart motifs. The center door features lovely marquetry with military arms motif, plus putti and swags, lion mask, and a lower panel with classical mask, arrow and drapery and foliate motifs. The sides feature floral and geometric parquetry inlay and marquetry inlay depicting flaming torches, surrounded by bronze mounts with foliate and tied ribbon motifs. The cabinet rests upon four enormous animal claw and ball feet. Each side cabinet and center cabinet have adjustable notched shelving with two shelves each. Overall condition is good. There is some crackling to the parquetry noticeable on the sides, and scrapes, scratches and small chips here and there near the base.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • ha_398
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Late 19th Century
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Height: 98 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Very Good

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