This is a splendid armoire. There are not many of these on the market, it is truly one of a ...
moreThis is a splendid armoire. There are not many of these on the market, it is truly one of a kind. A boldness of design and richness of colour gives this spectacularly early Indo-Dutch antique overwhelming presence and character. Original condition and requiring no restoration before becoming the the show piece in your home. Fine Asian padauk wood and ebony timber are combined to great effect. The carcass of the piece is made from the immensely heavy and beautiful fig tree--which polishes to a deep reddish brown colour. Ebony decoration has been applied in the form of reeding, moulding, inlaid stringing, turned pilasters and carved scrolling leaves.
The form is typically Dutch colonial, being highly expressive with its massive legs and extravagant bases which in turn are balanced perfectly by the tall cupboard with its generous overhanging cornice. Cabinet has working lock, and two drawers in the base with locks and brass handles, it also comes with the key. Inside the panelled interior, with its two large inch thick shelves, the padauk wood can be seen it its natural unpolished state. Totally practical with no frills and perfectly correct for a period piece of this age.
This piece cleverly dismantles into 6 pieces for ease of shipping. It reassembles quickly and easily to form a rock solid reliable piece of furniture.
76" high x 52" width x 22" deep
The antiques I have listed have been purchased from dealers while living abroad. I am downsizing, thus the sale. The information listed is what I was told by the dealer, as I am a collector and not an expert. Serious buyers may schedule a visit.
This is an antique so there are the expected signs of age and use. Currently it is used to store my collection of linens. less
52.0ʺW × 22.0ʺD × 78.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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