An exceptional and rare French Louis XV period, carved, solid mahogany, Bordelais armoire that opens with two beautifully paneled doors. The finest mahogany was imported to Bordeaux and other port cities in France from the colonies in Central and South America. Only the finest of wood was used to make impressive furniture for this region.
A similar armoire is illustrated on page 71 of the book, Le Meuble de Port, by Louis Malfoy, Editions de l’amateur.
Vetted Antique Shows/Fairs
Palm Beach | America’s International Fine Art and Antiques Fair, West Palm Beach, FL, 2007
Private Collection, Paris, France
Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques, Memphis, Tennessee