Antique French Bleached Walnut Buffet with Fleur de Pêcher Marble Top, Circa 1890

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Antique French Bleached Walnut Buffet with Fleur de Pêcher Marble Top, Circa 1890

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Description

Hand-carved in France, circa 1890, this bleached walnut buffet is topped by a lovely 1 ¼” thick fleur de pêcher (peach blossom) marble with quarter round molding. The pink marble with cream and black veining was often used in the 19th century for important pieces, such as fireplaces for the residences of Napoleon III and William Vanderbilt.

The top of the buffet has cavetto molding that protrudes beyond the facing below. A pair of side doors open on brass hinges to reveal one shelf with an arched edge. Each door is made of a rectangular panel with a shaped top and a similarly carved recessed molding. The canted corners of the top have been filled with foliate rinceaux. On both sides of the doors is a mullion adorned with a scalloped shell above an intertwined floral and foliate carving. At the base of each mullion is a volute scroll foot beneath another intertwined foliate display. The feet are joined by a scrolled apron festooned with a central scalloped shell and foliate medallion, curled leaves, and sunflower margents. There is a fifth foot in the back, which is a tapered block for added stability.

In the center of the buffet is a set of four stacked drawers. Each frontage has a brass floral and scalloped leaf keyplate embellished with C-scrolls. A pair of florets surround the plate, with a garland pull emanating from the center of the flowers. The two ends of the fluted handle merge in the center at a floral nut. All the hardware is encircled by a pair of scrolled moldings with horizontal foliate margents where the scrolls meet. The drawers are flanked by two doors with similar carvings as the side doors. There are two shelves measuring 21 ½ W x 19 D behind each door. All four doors have shaped escutcheons comprised of a series of C-scrolls

Our French bleached walnut buffet with marble top has been carved in the Regence style, with an emphasis on organic décor, such as the scalloped shell, sunflowers, and other natural elements.  The original Regence decorative arts period of France was arguably one of the most beautiful (early 1700s).  It is no wonder that the style would become popular again during the 19th century.  The attractive and light colored bleached walnut wood of this buffet is a perfect match for the striking Fleur de Pecher marble. It will make a grand statement in a dining room or any room needing a large sideboard piece.

CONDITION: Good antique condition. Wear commensurate to age and use, including minor wood losses and scratches to marble. Light buildup to marble top with verdigris to brass hardware. Traces of old finish still visible. Five keys included, but they do not activate the locks of one door and all four drawers (three doors will lock).

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

In The Style Of

Regence

Age

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H - 40, W - 90 1/2, D - 23 1/8

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Description

Hand-carved in France, circa 1890, this bleached walnut buffet is topped by a lovely 1 ¼” thick fleur de pêcher (peach blossom) marble with quarter round molding. The pink marble with cream and black veining was often used in the 19th century for important pieces, such as fireplaces for the residences of Napoleon III and William Vanderbilt.

The top of the buffet has cavetto molding that protrudes beyond the facing below. A pair of side doors open on brass hinges to reveal one shelf with an arched edge. Each door is made of a rectangular panel with a shaped top and a similarly carved recessed molding. The canted corners of the top have been filled with foliate rinceaux. On both sides of the doors is a mullion adorned with a scalloped shell above an intertwined floral and foliate carving. At the base of each mullion is a volute scroll foot beneath another intertwined foliate display. The feet are joined by a scrolled apron festooned with a central scalloped shell and foliate medallion, curled leaves, and sunflower margents. There is a fifth foot in the back, which is a tapered block for added stability.

In the center of the buffet is a set of four stacked drawers. Each frontage has a brass floral and scalloped leaf keyplate embellished with C-scrolls. A pair of florets surround the plate, with a garland pull emanating from the center of the flowers. The two ends of the fluted handle merge in the center at a floral nut. All the hardware is encircled by a pair of scrolled moldings with horizontal foliate margents where the scrolls meet. The drawers are flanked by two doors with similar carvings as the side doors. There are two shelves measuring 21 ½ W x 19 D behind each door. All four doors have shaped escutcheons comprised of a series of C-scrolls

Our French bleached walnut buffet with marble top has been carved in the Regence style, with an emphasis on organic décor, such as the scalloped shell, sunflowers, and other natural elements.  The original Regence decorative arts period of France was arguably one of the most beautiful (early 1700s).  It is no wonder that the style would become popular again during the 19th century.  The attractive and light colored bleached walnut wood of this buffet is a perfect match for the striking Fleur de Pecher marble. It will make a grand statement in a dining room or any room needing a large sideboard piece.

CONDITION: Good antique condition. Wear commensurate to age and use, including minor wood losses and scratches to marble. Light buildup to marble top with verdigris to brass hardware. Traces of old finish still visible. Five keys included, but they do not activate the locks of one door and all four drawers (three doors will lock).

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

In The Style Of

Regence

Age

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H - 40, W - 90 1/2, D - 23 1/8

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