Designed and created as a wedding gift by a cabinetmaker and a sculptor from Caux, this Normandy wardrobe has all the attributes appertaining to its terroir and its time, the end of the 18ᵗʰ century, when Neoclassicism made its great comeback.
- True to Normandy-style tradition, a basket of flowers, symbolising abundance, takes pride of place in the centre of the upper crosspiece; the little flowers all around symbolise passion.
- A distinctive feature of the cornice is its prominent angles called “corbels”; it has a water-leaf design on the upper part and an egg-and-dart motif on the lower part, patterns from the decorative neoclassical repertoire.
- The doors are embellished with voluptuous Louis XV mouldings and egg-and-dart medallions in the middle, enhanced by exquisite neoclassical motifs: a frieze of pearls, a braided ribbon and water-leaves.
- The ornamental ironwork is outstanding in terms of proportion: the hinges run all the way up and down the doors – as do the door locks, with card game motifs: spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs, masterfully crafted by the metal worker.
Dimensions: width – 184 cm; height – 233 cm; depth – 59 cm
Price: on demand.