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.
HUGE & Very important enfilade De Boiserie buffet Lavabo circa 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. Located Beverly hills Los Angeles West Hollywood Melrose Ave La Cienega
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”