I have been looking for the perfect antique French armoire for several years. Either it wasn’t the right style or it wasn’t the right price or it wasn’t the right time.
A couple weeks ago, while antiquing with a friend in Louisville, I found it!
Isn’t it magnificent?
It’s going in place of the triple dresser in my master bedroom re-do.
Here is the fancier armoire that stood next to the one I picked out! It’s gorgeous but a little too frufru for me.
This one is just so “smart” looking! Not too plain, not to heavily carved.
This is an early piece, probably walnut and definitely Louis XV in style. I’ll have to have some shelves added. I really like the flat bonnet top.
The steel ferrures are absolutely beautiful. They have such a nice patina. Ferrures are characteristic decorative elements on some of the finest Provençal furniture and are handsomely wrought and polished iron- or steelwork. Notice the full length piano hinges on the doors?
Oh, be still my heart! I’m in French furniture heaven with this one!
There’s only one problem: It isn’t mine yet.
I hadn’t fully made up my mind if I wanted to jump right in and get it so we left. ( I could kick myself). I hope it’s still there on our return trip in a couple weeks. If not, you might hear me crying! My husband says if it was meant to be it will happen.
Soooooo, I hope this will be the armoire that you see in my master bedroom reveal in a couple months! What about you? Have you found a great piece and kept your fingers crossed it would eventually be yours?
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