This two-tiered sideboard with four doors and three drawers is emblematic of the way in which furniture makers in the Périgord reinterpreted the Louis XIII style.
Louis XIII two-tier walnut sideboard – 17ᵗʰ century – Périgord
- On the door panels, with slightly truncated diamond shapes, Maltese Crosses have been carved.
- The austere appearance of this Louis XIII piece is softened by the large mouldings adorning the cornice and the framework.
- Dainty little wrought iron handles, called pampilles, are used to open the drawers.
- Like a lot of similar pieces of furniture created in the 17ᵗʰ century in the south-west of France, this piece has “bun” feet, but in this particular case there are four big “half-bun” feet which, viewed from the front, create a trompe-l’oeil illusion.
Dimensions: width – 162 cm; height – 198 cm; depth – 62 cm.
Price: on demand.