The splendor of the Louis XIV style, known as “le Grand” or “le Roi Soleil”, was interpreted in the 17ᵗʰ century in Périgord in a grandiose way through this dazzling one-door wardrobe, later called “bonnetière”. Its assembly of the most careful undulates indeed according to its generous moldings, which constitutes in fact a true artisanal prowess.
To fully understand, let’s observe it carefully from bottom to top.
Above its raised feet, the bottom rail sports a wide profile that echoes the profile of the top cornice.
The audacious talent of the furniture carpenter who fashioned this cabinet lies in the fact that the hollow uprights, on either side of the facade, hug one by one all the greasy moldings of the bottom picture rail as well as all those of the top cornice.
The moldings of the door frame emphasize the curved and refined rhythm of the central crosspiece, drawn and curved in evocation of a sunset on the horizon.
The whole is articulated by thick wrought iron sheets, themselves of very good quality.
This bonnetière also owes its elegance and its lightness to the height of the raves feet on which it seems literally perched.
Height: 246 cm, width: 120 cm, depth: 77 cm