French Directoire Coffer or Chest, circa 1795

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A Sober Directoire period "Coffre" with a hand-carved front panel in the form of repeating squares with it's original iron forged hardware. The piece conveys both traditional and modern Brutalist sensibilities with Minimalist front, rough hand hewn wood, handmade nailheads and prominent hand dove-tail construction. Size is practical and useful for storage as an armoire or cupboard while using the top for seating or as a coffee table, console or sofa table or for placement of objects. The Directoire period was the forerunner for the French Art Deco and Modern movement because of its pure, sober lines and forms.
Details
In the Style Of
Directoire
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
circa 1795
Period
Late 18th Century
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
Dimensions
20 in. H x 60 in. W x 15 in. D
51 cm H x 152 cm W x 38 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU79353925923
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