From France, this unusual armoire dates to circa 1870, and it was once used as a sacristy cabinet. Unlike the traditional, tall, 2-door armoire, this piece is shorter, longer, and has three doors. The delicate carvings found throughout the cabinet, mixed with the pronounced multi-tiered crown and base, are consistent with the style of French furniture at the very beginning of the 1700’s (Regence). Highly intricate flowers adorn the corners of the panels as well as the the top and bottom of each vertical member. The sides of the cabinet have 3 panels, without ornamentation.
The cabinet has a single narrow door on the left, which was used for holding the vestments. The double doors on the right open to a series of shelves. Each door has its own lock and key. The left door on the right compartment is held by a vertical latch. Now cleaned/bleached of its original dark stain, this unique 3 door French armoire will add an elegant storage solution to any interior.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks to wood and age separation. 2 working keys. Piece comes apart for transportation (optional).
H = 73 1/4, Crown W = 84, Base W = 80 1/4, D = 26 5/8
19th Century 3-Door French Oak Sacristy Cabinet in the Regence Style