This superb 18th century French Louis XV Credence buffet from Arles France is one of the most exceptional buffets.
The balance of lines has been finessed to perfection. The ornamentation is refined without stiffness or conversely, ostentation—simply pure with all the original elements and mechanism.
The top is rectangular with a refined shaped front and back Angles. The rectangular shape has been enhanced with rounded edges and moldings on the front softening any severity.
The two front door panels have refined asymmetrically shaped Carved moldings on the raised panel which somewhat mirrors the two shapes of the outer moldings. The apron is magnificently hand carved with rocaille motifs and scrolling rinceaux consisting of a continuous wavy stem like motif from which smaller leafy stems or groups of leaves branch out at more or less regular intervals. Iron keyhole escutcheons, accented with top foliate carvings, which open to reveal two interior shelves. All original warm grain and patina, and original hardware and locks.
This is typical of the Arles region cabinet makers buffet De Château . The rounded corners have beautifully carved acanthus leaves and scrolled feet on hooves. The serpentine frame constructed in solid Walnut, featuring deep carved designs in the Rococo taste on all exposed sides. Each of the Buffet's hinged doors in solid Walnut. Both feature a moulded edge, cartouche-shaped central field. Accented by crisp floral & foliate carvings, and with a fine depth and age to the Walnut.
This cabinetmaker was a superb artisan. The sides have two asymmetrical panels meeting at the centre. There is original iron hardware throughout. Outstanding patina with a beautiful shine like finish on this rare 18th century Chateau Credence “Small enfilade”
It might appear like the wood is sealed at first glance, but it is not. The buffet surface is "cire rempli", which is an old and complicated finish used by skilled ebenistes in France... Hard to replicate, but gives a brilliant look when done properly. This important Louis XV enfilade will be the focal point in a room. Dining, living , bedroom, kitchen , hallway, entryway.
A tall and Elegant 19th Century Regency chest of drawers Mahogany Chiffonier also chiffonnier. Its name comes directly from a French piece of furniture , In British usage a chiffonier is similar to a sideboard , but differentiated by its smaller size . Beautiful Knobs , handles, and escutcheons brass . An exquisite Early 19th century Semainier cabinet with Eight drawers PLUS Two Pullout Encastré Drawers one at the bottom and one at the top , ormolu pulls keyhole with Lock and Key to lock and secure all Eight Drawers for privacy and private items , yet with the liberty to open the top drawer and the bottom drawer. The balance of lines has been finessed to perfection . In a living room with a bibelot or vase on top , in a library to organize files and lock it for privacy . In a bedroom as a chest of drawers . Antique Dealer Los Angeles West Hollywood Melrose Ave La Cienega . See detailed pictures of the lock part , some restoration work over the centuries reinforcing the function of locking the drawers . C. 1825
This is a Royal piece of Furniture. Attaching the Fiche Stating : Straight up secretary of a monumental Aspect Made from the thuya burl , the interior built with Sycamore and Darkened wood
The Key lock ornate with Ivory.
Very beautiful fabrication ( Judge by the refined Assembly , and the mounting of the Drawers
And cabinets, the sliding passages, the interior side very well refinished. With exceptional
Quality of the veins of the Thuya “La Loupe”
The furniture made of the loupe or burl of thuya , they were commissioned for “ Grande Commande ”
The high End. And every aspect of this piece confirms it.
It has the ink stamp of the sale of the “chateau de La Bastide Murrat in “Perigord” which was the old
Name for the “Dordogne” area.
The sale of this piece took place in 1928 , they sold the personal furniture of the Prince Murat
No Reservation .
An important and rare Period desk with a Pull out drawers and Enclosing fitted interior drawers with incredible Bronze work. Outstanding light in color and fine in texture rare Wood . all original hardware and plaques . the entirety of this art work rare Desk to a category of its own. As seen in the closeup pictures the signs of the centuries are apparent but minor such as cracks chips losses etc.. But overall outstanding condition. You are welcome to send your expert to examine it in person.
we have seen our fair share of incredible furniture of the 15th to 19th Century periods. this Desk is incredibly well preserved for its age and use . the Ink from the letters written over the centuries on the interior of the drawer, the fitting work and the design we have rarely encountered any at that level of sophistication and craftsmanship . the result that could only be achieved by big Masters comparable to what was done for the Grande Commande . this type of furniture at that level are mostly kept with the old families, rarely to see them on the market. I have some other high end chateau inventory and rare pieces of the periods as well .
This versatile piece of history will be a fine desk for a gentleman’s or a lady’s office . In a library , living room , study , or executive desk .
Empire Charles X Enfilade Boiserie Buffet Lavabo Alcove Fountain Cabinet sink LA . Very Important and Large Enfilade De Boiserie Buffet Lavabo C.1810 Empire Transition Charles X A great patron of the arts. Light colored woods, yellow or bleached were dominant. This Piece is made of the Bois Clairs in warm blond tone typical of the period 1810-1830.
Wall Paneling Cabinets and a trumeau Mirror at the center of the Curve, in Front of it a nicely carved Stone Urn with Sphere finial top creating a back splash of a Sink. A very elegant architectural element “La Haute Société ". Focal point of a grand room . These pieces make for a truly special interior to any residence. Antique Dealer Los Angeles CA Melrose Ave La Cienega Blvd . Two Very Large Wall mount Cabinets with very large Doors and original hardware hinges , keys and locks , interior of each cabinet with 3 dividers that makes 4 compartments, a great space to store your dinner service , your porcelain , wine , your glassware etc . painted a beautiful light green on the interior.
A very large Marble Hand Carved Urn, on a pedestal and the Swan Fountain Spout , topped with a round stone sphere ball finial . Sitting on top of an oval basin sink . could be used as an interior fountain , or as a sink in a grand dining room area . The lower Cabinets in a great shape as well, and they have ample of space for storage . Hand Crafted and Hand Carved wood was painted in the Faux marble “ marbre” , typical of the period and the use of trompe l’oeil . A Versatile incredible and rare Antique Enfilade, very versatile that can be in a winery , a very high end estate , a grand hotel particulier , a dining , a living room . Overall good condition , the sign of the centuries from cracks to wear , adding even more charm to this larger than life Interior Enfilade Fountain .
A Good Late 17th Century early 18th Century Tuscan Baroque Polychrome Decorated Credenza Cabinet 2 Doors. On the market we see pieces in the spirit of the period but not as honest and elegant as this Tuscan cabinet . Antiques Dealer Los Angeles CA
Exquisite hand painted panels of foliage cartouche with original hardware hinges and keys. The interior panels and back of the period as well . Plenty of storage space for stowing away items out of site such as linens flatware dishes , this wonderful sideboard or cupboard to display your lamps and decorative objects it would look stunning in an entryway a dining or living room , Depth 17.5”
Very Good and Rare Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Graduated Lawyers Bookcase Cabinet Biotech 1811-1819. Tapered Scale, which gives it a lot of charm and Takes away the heavy look of some other bookcases. This antique Library Bookcase has the original glass. Each shelf opens upward. Perfect for a library, lawyers office or the grandest of any home. In a living Room, it could be used to hold books and Garniture, collectible items and could be decorated on top with any chinoiserie Gourde and busts. Antiques dealer Los Angeles CA Beverly hills West Hollywood.