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Friday, August 3, 2012

I’ve Found It!….My French Armoire

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?

Au Revoir,

Linking to:
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground 
French Obsession at Le Chateau Des Fleurs


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, I would call the store and use a credit card!! Gorgeous.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, don't let this one slip through your fingers!! It's gorgeous!!

Pamela said...

Oh Kim it is fabulous lady!! What a find and true treasure! thanx for linking up!

Inspired by you said...

I love all things French. This is gorgeous!! You have got to just chain yourself to it somehow! Just

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Kim, it's to die for.

Call them and let them let you pay for it with a credit card over the phone and they can hold it for you.

Don't let it get away.

I call and buy things like that all the time and seldom need to kick myself.

It is too perfect to pass up, it is an extraordinary piece.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I agree with everyone. Call the store! Give them your credit card number!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! I agree with the if it's meant to be it will be... but call the store anyway! lol! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Kelly said...

I hope it will still be there for you too. You know what I would do? I would call the store and ask them to hold it for you. If you're sure you want it, you could even pay for it over the phone. That way you won't have to worry about someone else nabbing it! It's beautiful and if you've been looking for it that long, you should probably go ahead and secure it.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kim, It is a gorgeous armoire! I hope to see photos of it in your bedroom soon.

Honey at 2805 said...

I would have already made the call! She is a true beauty!

Honey at 2805 said...

'm so excited for you that I forgot to say thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kim that piece is GORGEOS!! I agree with Kim I would call and see if they could hold it fr you!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness. I would have to call I would cry if for you if it wasn't there. Give them your card number, your arm, leg and whatever it takes to make this gorgeous piece yours.
hugs ~lynne~

Debbiedoos said...

What a beauty Kim..I would snag her up!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kim...call the store!!...It's gorgeous....has your name all over it!!! I can just imagine that beautiful piece in your magnificent home!....

Have a great weekend Kim!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a beauty. I'm with Kim, I'd call them back and do a phone credit purchase!!

Rooms by Ann said...

Kim it's gorgeous, I agree with your hubby if it's for you it will still be there when you return. However if you(like me) can't wait call and put it on hold with a cc. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Oh that is beautiful!!! Isn't thrilling when you find something that is just perfectly what you had in mind?? And when the price is right ... so exciting!! please let us all know if you call the store! :D

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Good grief, girl, CALL that store and get it! It is magnificent! You WILL kick yourself if it is gone. I am not at the stage yet of buying furniture for the new house yet but have been buying a few little things:) I am SO antsy now to get in!!! XO, Pinky

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!! I would love if you link this to the French party on Monday going on now.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

OMG, It's beautiful. I'll take the fou fou one beside it. I have been looking for quite some time now but in our area they are so expensive. Get It!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

lvroftiques said...

I'm so glad you made it yours! It's gorgeous! I'll take the fancy schmancy one next to it please *winks* ....I need another armoire like I need another hole in my head *winks* but that wouldn't stop me for one this beautiful. Vanna

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