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Antique French Louis Revival Provencale "Arbalete" Commode Chest c.1880

Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Louis Revival Provencale \"Arbalete\" Commode Chest c.1880 | Ref. no. 09884b | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09884b
Price: £1,500.00
This is a beautiful antique French Louis XV Revival Provencale "commode",  circa 1880 in date.  This piece was skillfully cr...

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This is a beautiful antique French Louis XV Revival Provencale "commode",  circa 1880 in date. 

This piece was skillfully crafted in walnut and comprises three drawers fitted with the original ormolu handles and escutcheons.

The front, in the shape of an “arbalète” (crossbow) is richly carved with fretted cartouches and it is raised on four decorative scrolled feet.

It is a delightful piece which will look lovely in a bedroom or a dressing room.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been cleaned and waxed, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 89.5 x Width 106 x Depth 51

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

Our reference: 09884b

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Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic  veneers, but other materials such as  mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were  also be used.

 

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 89.5 x Width 106 x Depth 51

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

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