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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