Hand hewn of solid wormy fruitwood about 1750 in France, this country or "Provincial" armoire or "Bonnetier" was used for men's and women's large 18th Century hats. There is a later "secret compartment" cut into the top. Some of the hardwood boards are hand cut at an angle. Joints have carved wooden pegs instead of nails.
The restored finish is in excellent condition, preserving loads of mars, stains, and shrinkage separations from age for antique character. Hardware is original, doors have lift off wrought iron hinges and working locks. Drawer locks do not work, the upper key is used as a handle only in the drawers.
The crown is a separate piece. A hole was cut into the back for a tv, and original pieces have been restored.
Dimensions are 44" wide at the crown, 38" wide in the body, 24" deep and 85" tall.
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