French Provincial Oak & Burr Elm Armoire De Bresse


+44 (0)1249 447478

+44 (0)7867 305451


late 18th/early 19th

United Kingdom

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A provincial French oak and burr elm armoire from the Bresse region of the Rhone Alps in the East of France. The moulded cornice over a pair of panel doors flanking a central panel, with a scroll shaped apron and raised on scroll front supports. The top frieze central panel and apron have hand carved and stained decoration.

Dating from the late 18th/early 19th Century.

The use of burr elm panels and this type of carving on armoires and buffets is a particular feature found on Bressan country furniture.

The armoire is a good useable size and not too large as these armoires often are. The patina is good and there has clearly been some restoration in the past with the original shelves replaced for a hanging rail. Typical to antique French country furniture it has traces of old woodworm which has been previously treated. The interior is fitted with a brass hanging rail but shelves could be easily re-instated. Please contact me for any further information.


  • H: 200cm (78.74in)
  • W: 146cm (57.48in)
  • D: 46cm (18.11in)


late 18th/early 19th

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With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years.  Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays. 
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
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