Painted Armoire

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A painted pine armoire to which it is hard to do justice. The piece was built with no nails, only wooden pegs were used even to the width of the finest brad. The removeable crown with such pronounced angles obscures a cleated mortice and tenon joint, repeated in the lower interior which when opened allow the armoire to split in two for easy installation and transportation.Two doors each with two faux panels created with applied moldings, mounted on original iron strap hinges with period, but not original, working lock.
Place of Origin
Czech Republic
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Materials and Techniques
The whole piece painted in deep reds
shades of green
black trim
Good. Great condition and almost entirely original. Some metal has been added over the years. Interior shelf has some sag but is part of the very clever "knock-down" system and is very strong and secure, just not straight. Slight bow to doors..
Wear consistent with age and use
71 in. H x 66 in. W x 23 in. D
180 cm H x 168 cm W x 58 cm D
Dealer Location
Kensington, MD
Number of Items
Reference Number
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 | Located in Kensington, MD
The Great British Pine Mine
4144 Howard Ave.
Kensington MD 20895
(301) 637-8467