Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence

Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence

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Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence
Antique Buffet Fascade from Provence

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This richly carved frontage was salvaged from an early 1800's Provence buffet.  These frontages are treasured as architecturals from the past that can be used for the same or different purposes. 

Today they are used as door frontages for repurposed buffets, decorative cabinet door frontages, decorative door panels opening to a painting or other decorative objects, beside a mantle for doors enclosing firewood, door frontages hiding a TV, or reconfigured into a decorative headboard.

This particular buffet door frontage has motifs that were  often used by cabinet makers in Provence.  On the panel of the frieze, there is a central lattice basket overflowing with floral and foliate motifs and cornucopias to either side, filled with various types of fruit.  The two doors beneath have deep, stepped out, full field, hand carved symmetrical panels with shell motifs, crossed scrolls ending in floral and foliate motifs.  Surrounding a portion of the doors is scrolling foliate and floral motifs with a central
fixed dormant having similar motifs.  The shaped apron has another central, lattice basket overflowing with flowers having scrolling foliate and floral vines to either side.

The most unusual and difficult to carve motifs are on the 45 degree side panels.  To us, they could be a combination of different motifs from leaves, to floral buds, to a type of bug. 

Condition:  Old restorations, rubs and nicks to wood, age separations, and loss of relief to some motifs all commensurate with age..

H=40, L=43 3/8

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 912-67
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Early 1800s
  • Country of Origin
  • FRANCE
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 43.4 inches
  • Height: 40 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Old restorations, rubs and nicks to wood, age separations, and loss of relief to some motifs all commensurate with age..
  • Style
  • Provence

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