FRENCH PROVINCIAL WALNUT & LEATHER CARTONNIER CHEST OF DRAWERS. Circa early 20th century, twenty compartments over a single drawer Item # 611UBA03A. A most interesting piece from the turn of the century, this Empire style cartonnier is crafted of solid paneled and carved walnut primary surfaces to surround twenty divided compartments faced with patinated tooled leather. These are not drawers, the face plates drop forward on original hinges to reveal clean compartment spaces - certainly suitable for any number of applications, from shoe collections to important papers and files, it is such an interesting means of displaying and accessing materials. The distinctly Neoclassical taste follows from the fluted columns on either side of the compartments, the lower fourth with a beautifully carved display of acanthus over the handsome stepped molding of the base.
A single broad drawer in the bottom of the case withdraws smoothly from the case, the oak secondary woods hand dovetailed at each corner joint for a firm and sturdy drawer. It is difficult to find a more interesting and useful piece for the interior - the vibrant and beautifully patinated surfaces are just gorgeous, the light wood contrasting neatly against the darker burgundy of the leather. Very striking, entirely pure and retaining total originality throughout. 81 1/2 H x 39 W x 14 1/2 D. Minor scuffs, chips and abrasions to early finish.
Discoloration and wear to leather. Old discolored and worn paper inside. Please scroll below to view all images for a full overview of condition.
Is a family business situated deep in the Cumberland Valley in the historic downtown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. We specialize in French bronze sculpture from the last quarter of the 19th century and always have a large selection of Romantic period fine art. The common thread in all of our objects is an unwavering standard of quality, originality and excellence in form. Each object is individually sought out and selected for these attributes, restored where appropriate, catalogued and photographed (note, we generally have 30-80 images of each item available) and professionally packaged by our staff in the shop.
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We are conveniently located at 117 W Burd St. Sale of any item(s) where a client has requested custom work, alteration, conservation or restoration to be completed is final and is not eligible for return. And addressed to the gallery at 117 W Burd St. Buyers are responsible for unpacking, moving the item into their home and disposing of all packing materials without assistance from the driver.Because we professionally package each item in-house, damage is incredibly rare. However, we understand the disappointment that can occur in this unlikely event and will work hard to help you through the situation. Concealed damage and/or damage not noted on the Bill of Lading will not be covered, so be sure to fully inspect the item before signing the Bill of Lading and releasing the driver. S responsibility to retain all packing materials until the claim process is complete. The carrier reserves a "right to repair" a damaged item to industry standard.
We are happy to provide paperwork or any other required documentation to assist in the claim process. _gsrx_vers_836 GS 7.0.14 (836). The item "French Provincial Chest of Drawers Apothecary Cartonnier Carved Antique Highboy" is in sale since Friday, May 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Cabinets & Cupboards\1900-1950". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.