Two-tiered buffet - 972.15.2_1_2015CDscan


Two-tiered buffet

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Painted pine, cast-iron hinges
Geography: Chambly area, Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1820-1840
207.3 x 150.2 x 48.6 cm
Object number: 972.15.2
Not on view
DescriptionThis unusual piece was built as a single unit, a buffet with continuous vertical corner posts, with no set back of the upper section. The panels in the upper doors are late Louis XV, while the reeded side columns with centre blocks, and the small quarter-fan carvings in the lower central panels, are both derived from the English Classical Revival. Though the piece is 19th century, the door panels are retained by the earlier type of integral mouldings, while the three flat panels in each side have separate moulding strips. The door hardware includes English cast-iron butt hinges, rather than the French pin-and-loop type, and is original. The centre drawer-pulls, probably brass knobs, are missing.
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