Armoires, Wardrobes, Hall Closets, Linen Presses
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1896 Maison Antoine Bastet, Lyon, Walnut French Gothic Mirrored Armoire
Late-Victorian ( 1896 ) armoire / wardrobe / linen press in the French Gothic style. Built by Maison Antoine Bastet of Lyon ( ébéniste et fabricant de meubles 1864-1935 ).
The House was originally established in 1845 by Andre Bastet, furniture merchant.
Antoine Bastet was a furniture maker in Lyon, France who also invented an adjustable mirror ( 1883-1905 ) and a support bra for railway travelers ( 25 April, 1902 ).
The armoire is made from walnut wood.
The decoration includes trefoils and quatrefoils on the frieze of the bonnet; sugar barley twist balusters; turned and carved finials at top; linen folds on base ends and drawer fronts; shaped front feet and block back feet; rocaille applications on bonnet and at mirror corners; flambe shapes; and beveled and shaped mirrors.
The two doors lock via a brass latch. The base drawers lock as well.
The interior has two adjustable shelves and two drawers at bottom.
The back of the armoire retains part of the original furniture label.
The back of the original mirroring was stamped with "HS & Co. 1896".
60" wide x 22.5" deep x 107" high