18th Century Bavarian Armoire/Cabinet
Hand constructed in pine
Understated floral motif on door and drawer
5’tall x 37 1/2″wide x 20″deep
The piece was bought in Munich during the 1970s and shipped to the States. There is a painted detail at the top, showing a marriage date of 1876 and the first letters of the given names of the couple. The piece is much older than the wedding gift date. There is a lock plate of the door, in the form of a bird, which dates the armoire/cabinet to the late 18th century. There is no longer a key available and the door can be kept closed, with a later edition hand carved latch.
Inside, there is shelving and two small hidden drawers at the very top. The bottom drawer slides freely and deep.
The piece is very solid given it’s age. Much of the peg construction is intact and still holding the piece together. There were some nails added in the 19th or early 20th century in various discrete places, to add additional support.
There are a few repairs, which are blended in rather nicely around the hinges to the door and at the bottom of the drawer. Two supports, which act as feet, had been added to the bottom and are hidden by the exterior panels. They appear to be in a metric size and were probably added before it was imported in the 1970s.
Overall, it’s a very charming rustic piece, with very nice original touches. The painted areas and character are very understated, which make it a perfect addition to any decor. I could see it in a country home or equally fitting to a city loft.
Offered at $1195.- SOLD