This linen cupboard from Limousin is typical of the first provincial furniture to make its way into aristocratic homes at the start of the 17ᵗʰ century. Before that, they put their clothes and linen in chests. This is a functional piece of furniture with just one audacious artistic feature: the moulding on the panels, designed to catch the light. During the same period, the armoire, the table and a few chairs came and brightened up the insides of the aristocratic residences and the stately homes of the wealthy landowners in the Provinces of France.
Louis XIII wardrobe – 17ᵗʰ century – Limousin
- A magnificently tall piece.
- Small Louis XIII cornice.
- Shelves for clothing and household linen.
- Straight legs.
- Bolts have been added above and below the keyholes to avoid warping of the long doors.
- The panels have simple mouldings, mainly for capturing the light.
Dimensions: height: 263 cm, width: 165 cm, depth: 63 cm.
Price on demand.