An early 18th Century French Buffet

  • Stock ID: 13261
  • Reference No: MX

A rare, early 18th century French Louis XIV period "Buffet de Chasse", a long and shallow solid oak buffet traditionally used in a "Casino de Chasse" (hunting lodges), and typically for the area of Paris, designed with two wide doors and two small cutlery drawers. This sort of buffet was where the takings from a hunt were thrown on, to be cut up and distributed amongst the hunters and guests. Buffets de chasse often had a marble top, whereas this one retains the original timber one, well-marked by use. Area of Isle de France (Greater Paris). circa 1710.

Condition report: In very good and fully restored condition, retaining the original lock and key. The oak retains a wonderfully soft and luminous patination.
Dimensions: 196 x 55 cm, height 91 cm.
Status: Sold


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