This floral cherrywood buffet, crafted in the 18th century in the Rhone Valley, celebrates the Louis XV style in a most graceful manner. We refer to it as ‘floral’ due to the unusual abundance of floral motifs adorning each door and every drawer, creating a mirror-like effect. This lavish display proudly showcases the craftsmanship of the furniture maker commissioned to create this unique piece. They skillfully translated the lightness of a bouquet into furniture. At first glance, one is struck by the beauty of the prominent medallions carved on each door, featuring large flowers at their centers and surrounded by identical small blossoms at all four outer corners. This floral motif is echoed in the drawer knobs, which are encircled by budding branches. The gracefully curved lower rail is highlighted by a corded twist that culminates in loops before framing the stylized Saint-Jacques shell supporting the entire piece. The feet of this floral buffet coil into volutes, preserving the uniquely charming and bucolic femininity throughout.
Height: 99 cm, Width: 146 cm, Depth: 59 cm