This antique cabinet was hand-carved in rich cherry wood in France during the 1700s. The rustic cupboard known as a “confiturier” would have been used to store preserves and marmalades in the 18th century (confiture). This piece is larger than the standard confiturier, making it a versatile addition to any modern home. Its white upholstered interior showcases a floral arabesque in shades of red, green, pink, brown, and yellow, with a convenient full-length shelf. The two belt drawers open effortlessly with drop-down pulls adorned by pierced iron mounts, while the hardware is encased in a crenelated box featuring alternating triangular inlays of dark brown and warm golden brown. The shaped apron boasts identical crenellation, forming a charming lozenge pattern around a regional star, flanked by two smaller stars at its tips. Supported by a pair of short cabriole legs in the front and two blocked feet in the back, our wide confiturier cabinet is for those wanting a charming regional French piece, surviving “dans son jus”, offering a timeless storage solution to any space, be it your kitchen, living room, or bathroom.
CONDITION: Antique condition (“Dans Son Jus”), with fleabites and minor losses. See photos. Old worm damage and age separations throughout. Old and more recent repairs. Functional lock with (not original) key, also aided by magnets on the bottom of the door. The upholstery is not original and has some lifting.