Antique French Louis XVI Painted Armoire Wardrobe Cream/Gold/Navy Mirror
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Antique and Vintage French Armoire Product Details
94H x 44.50W x 20DThis large, heavy antique French armoire will make a gorgeous accent piece in your master or guest bedroom! Dating to 1900, this solid wood mirrored armoire wardrobe has been painted in cream with gold and navy accents. The paint may not be original to the piece, but is very well done and well-aged, with scuffs along the bottom skirt and a small piece of missing trim on the top right side. The large, beveled mirror has become speckled, which only adds to the character of this beautiful piece. Magnificent architectural details at the top and high-quality carvings of acorns, columns, and swags give this armoire a characteristically French appeal. This very heavy wardrobe will need to be attached to the wall for stability, due to the weight of the door. Behind the door, this spacious mirrored armoire wardrobe features four shelves above, with storage space below. A lower drawer offers a place to tuck stockings and other small items. This gorgeous antique French armoire measures nearly 8 feet tall by nearly 4 feet wide and 20 inches deep. Remember: We'll ship it to you free within the continental U.S. and most of Canada!
Louis XVI <div>LOUIS XVI AND THE NEO-CLASSICAL STYLE</div><div>Louis XVI (1774 1792) married Marie Antoinette of Austria when he was fifteen and she was just fourteen. The arranged marriage was a political alliance between the youngest daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Empress Maria Theresa and the grandson of Louis XV, the King of France. Louis XVI ascended the throne upon his grandfathers death at the age of 20. As Marie Antoinette began to commission furniture and decorative arts for her rooms at Versailles, a style quite different from the previous Louis XV style was chosen.</div><div>In 1748, the unexpected discovery of the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum caused a tremendous impact on the history of furniture and the decorative arts. The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, were buried under ash in 79 AD when the volcano erupted. The ensuing excavations of the perfectly preserved cities led to a frenzied interest in all things Greek and Roman. This new interest in the Classical world (Neo-Classicism) led to the inclusion of classical decorative motifs in furniture production, such as carved pillars, brass columns, rosettes (paterae) and mythological figures. In France, this style is known as the Louis XVI style and its hallmark is a return to straight lines and symmetry in opposition to the dramatic curves and asymmetry of the Louis XV style. The cabriole leg was supplanted by the straight spindle shaped and fluted leg. Carvings of baskets of flowers, especially roses, and flowing ribbons were in abundance.</div><div>The reign of Louis XVI came to a sudden end with the French Revolution. An angry mob, disillusioned with the excessive spending and inefficiency of the royal family, captured and beheaded Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. However, the Louis XVI style has endured. The style enjoyed a resurgence in the first quarter of the twentieth century and is still considered to be a classic today.</div>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Armoire
Used - Good
Paint may not have been original but is old and has been very well done. Damage to trim on upper right side and wear to paint on edges, especially along bottom skirt, due to age and use. This armoire must be attached to a wall for stability due to the heavy weight of the door.
Availability for this French Armoire
Available for Immediate Shipment.
Shipping for this French Armoire
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via Vanline. Furniture (over 100 pounds) is shipped via white glove delivery service, which includes bringing the item into your home and placing the item in the room of your choice on the main level of your home. This service includes light assembly and the removal of packing materials. White glove service normally takes 3 to 4 weeks, although delays may occur for more remote locations. Someone must be present to accept and sign for the delivery.
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