A superb and completely original Louis XV fruitwood bonnetiere dating from 1750. This is a beautiful piece of French antique history and a very rare survivor. Having been in the same family for it’s entire life, originating from Brittany. This is a very fine example of its type.
This bonnetiere consists of a cornice to the top leading down to marquetry inlaid decoration with central star designs. This leads down to the large door consisting of a large superb solid panel with original fretted metalwork, lock and Z shaped key (the metal work and key being a work of art itself, see if you can see the animal in the metalwork!).
Shaped apron below with carved marquetry inlay, the small cabriole legs terminating with ball and claw feet with stile feet to the back, the sides being panelled.
This stunning piece of furniture still has the original shelf’s (these are rarely found intact) and the original key (even rarer to still have the original working key).
91 to full width to top
75cm width standard
Cupboard door 64cm
Full depth when door open 108cm
Depth 52cm to widest point of top
Depth of unit 42cm
We love this piece of furniture and have lovingly gently restored it back to its former glory, ready for use for another 300 years. This statement piece of furniture would grace any setting.
As a genuine antique/vintage product there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores