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Painted French Buffet Deux Corps with Antique Shutter Doors

About the Item

Assembled by a French artisan, this painted buffet has incorporated two pairs of antique shutter doors into the deux corps (two bodies) construction. The shutter doors open on four pintel hinges with uniquely shaped iron mounts. Both doors are rectangular, with the lower body having asymmetrical arched tops. Additionally, the upper body doors are significantly taller, as they open to reveal two full-length shelves, whereas the lower has only one full-length shelf. Both sections have been painted a light blue, which meshes well with the parcel paint blue/gray exterior. The upper section has a wonderful, layered crown, with six tiers of diminishing molding. A single quarter round molding adorns the top edge of the lower body, while the base is composed of a thick protruding plinth. All four sides have recessed singular panels, enhancing the rectilinear form of the painted buffet deux corps with antique shutter doors. The French menuisier did an exceptional job of meshing the antique shutter doors with the surrounding case piece. This would make a perfect kitchen cupboard piece, but it is versatile enough that it can be used in any room that needs additional storage.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 73 in (185.42 cm)Width: 49 in (124.46 cm)Depth: 16.75 in (42.55 cm)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Contemporary
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    Available Now
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The doors are made from reclaimed antique shutters. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Good condition. Intentional distress (rubs and parcel paint) to newer construction to match antiquity of shutter doors . Old repairs to doors. Minor rubs and losses, commensurate to age and use. Traces of old wood worm. Two locks, each with own key.
  • Seller Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 422-1511stDibs: LU906331051322
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