A Normandy ‘Armoire de Mariage’
Reference No: 418
A 19th century French two-door oak 'Armoire de Mariage' from the area of Normandy decorated with haut-relief, finely carved foliate, flower and fruit motifs. Traditionally given as a gift to a newly-wed couple this marriage Armoire is decorated with allegorical haut-relief carved motifs, including Spring flowers (Youthfulness, fertility), farm-tending tools and harvesting tools (work and work-benefits), and the central motif on the pediment depicting an overflowing basket of fruit (abundance).
Internally fitted with shelves, and retaining the original lock and key. Armoires from this region are considered to be amongst the finest in Normandy. Area of Lower Normandy, circa 1880.
Condition report: In excellent, unrestored condition.
Dimensions: Height 240 cm. Width 148 cm (165 cm at pelmet), depth 51 cm.
Status: Awaiting shipment to Australia