This 19th century walnut wood buffet enfilade comes from the Tuscany region of Italy. Tuscany is regarded as being the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has had a large influence on cultural aesthetics for several centuries.
An enfilade is a type of wide buffet, or sideboard, that typically has three or four doors. Our enfilade has two sets of double doors that sit underneath a pair of pull-out drawers that are 32 inches wide. The right side of each double doors has a working lock, while the left side has interior latches on the top and bottom of the doors. Behind the double doors are two fixed shelves that run the entire length of the enfilade. The doors and the drawers both have metal knobs for opening and a rectangular panel with raised molding that runs between them.
The molded panel is repeated throughout the enfilade, specifically on the same line as the drawers. The molding on the doors and the panels on that same eye level have canted corners, which offer a nice contrast to the relatively straight-lined enfilade. Similarly, the shaped top is relatively rectilinear apart from a curved section on each side and a subtle bevel to the edges. This shape extends all the way down to the step molding at the base. Beneath the molding of all four doors is a scrolled volute carving that also breaks up the linear molding.
This simple, yet elegant walnut wood four door enfilade from Tuscany will be the focal point of any area in which its placed.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use with minor rubs and losses. Traces of old wood worm. One latch on a door is missing, but the door will still lock. The key is functional, but not original to the enfilade.