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West Indies Carved Acajou Moucheté Mahogany Armoire, late 18th c., in the Louis XV taste, cove-molded cornice, flush paneled doors, fiche hinges, mahogany interior with shelves and a medial belt of drawers, scalloped apron, cabriole legs, h. 87 in., w. 59 1/2 in., d. 21 1/2 in. Provenance: Robert Smith, Au Vieux Paris Antiques, Breaux Bridge, LA, Sept. 2004. Note: The elegant acajou moucheté or “plum pudding” mahogany armoire shown here is closely related to a West Indies armoire that belonged to Louisiana governor Jacques Villeré and was brought to Louisiana as early as 1782. In the Louis XV taste, the armoire here and the Villeré armoire both feature the distinctively figured acajou moucheté mahogany, a similar cove-molded cornice, the same flush panel door construction, and cabriole legs.
Ref.: Holden, Jack D. et al. Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835. New Orleans: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2010, pp. 133-134.

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West Indies Carved Acajou Moucheté Mahogany Armoire

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
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