Nov 17, 2008

Antique French Stand Regency Style

Antique French Stand Regency Style

French, Paris, about 1700 - 1715
Gilded oak; pine
H: 2 ft. 1/2 in. x W: 2 ft. 6 1/2 in. x D: 1 ft. 8 1/2 in.

his elaborately carved antique French stand was probably intended to support a large coffer decorated with any of a variety of materials such as fine needlework, Chinese or Japanese lacquer, or intricate wood marquetry. Such an ensemble—coffer and stand—would have stood in a formal bedroom during the 1600s and early 1700s. The owner would have stored clothes, documents, and valuable personal items in the coffer.

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