Ash wedding chest – 17th century – South-West
Ash wedding chest – 17th century – South-West
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Oak wedding chest – 18th century – Auvergne – [MP028]

Flowers, passion, a dowry and its sheath Here is how this piece of furniture appeared in Auvergne in the 18th century. Prelude to the wedding, the engagement makes it possible to organize as it should, the imminent arrival of the bride in the family of the groom, under the condition of a dowry made at…

Folk art chestnut chest – 18ᵗʰ century – Béarn – [MP027]

Folk art chestnut chest – 18th century – Béarn The secret code to enter the spiritual universe of this chest overloaded with messages is undoubtedly the number 6. Keep it in mind to sharpen your gaze. Around the Latin Cross located under the keyhole, four 6-pointed stars immediately illuminate the facade. Theses stars represent IX…

Renaissance style chest in walnut – 17ᵗʰ century – Périgord – [ME051]

Renaissance style chest in walnut – 17ᵗʰ century – Périgord – [ME051] Made in Périgord in the 17ᵗʰ century, this walnut chest uses the aesthetic codes of the Renaissance, a pivotal period between the Middle Ages and modern times. You can recognize the famous gadrooned moldings around the edge of the plateau and on the…

Elm wedding chest – 18ᵗʰ century – Cantal – [MP016]

Elm wedding chest – 18ᵗʰ century – Cantal – [MP016] This unique piece of furniture reflects the talent and the delicate and sentimental approach of the peasant carpenter who lived for a time with these newlyweds and their families. Indeed, in the 18ᵗʰ century, furniture carpenters were itinerant. They would stay on the farm while…

Cottage chest, a folk art chef-d’œuvre – 17ᵗʰ century – Gers [MP006]

Cottage chest, a folk art chef-d’œuvre – 17ᵗʰ century – Gers [MP006] Highly original and cleverly designed, this wedding gift chest, the work of a provincial cabinetmaker, shows an inventive and “no-nonsense” approach with special attention paid to the choice of wood species. This chest is made up of six strong boards, all from the…

Oak Gothic chest – 17ᵗʰ century – North of France [ME022]

Oak Gothic chest – 17ᵗʰ century – North of France This chest is an excellent example of the last period of the Gothic style: Flamboyant Gothic. Its special feature is its set of five panels with “blind windows”, reminding you of stained glass windows in cathedrals; they are separated by small carved columns representing pilasters…

Walnut wood chest – 18ᵗʰ century – Bordeaux Region [ME005]

Front embellished with floral vine design and tree of life, turned feet, rich moulding adding depth at base, beautiful wrought iron handles on either side, keyhole decorated with fantastic animals.

17ᵗʰ century stagecoach travel trunk – Auvergne [ME014]

Entirely covered with studded leather. Arabesque motifs.Hasps. Wrought iron handles on either side.

Walnut travelling chest – 17ᵗʰ century – Southern France [ME007]

Dovetail construction, reinforced with metal plates, carrying handles of wrought iron. All the surfaces consist of a single plank including the top.

Walnut coffer – 18ᵗʰ century – Périgord [ME010]

Made of exceptionally fine wood the sides and top have been made from the same plank ofaged walnut. The arched moulding surrounding the lock is indicative of the skill of contempory cabinet makers. The top is decorated with painted fleur de lys – symbol of nobility.

Oak chest – 17ᵗʰ Century – Auvergne [ME011]

Extremely rare oak chest with rounded lid. Front decorated with four Caryatids in stylised girdles and three panels with mascarons on them (a lion in the centre and a human mask on either side) and wormlike motifs. The hasp is vintage as well as the three hinge strips which clasp down the upper part.