A Painted Normandy Bonnetiere
An early 20th century French carved and painted oak ‘Bonnetiere de Mariage’, a single-door Armoire from the city of Rouen, the capital of Normandy. In the French tradition, this sort of wardrobe was given in Normandy to a newly-wed couple as a wedding present, and it is decorated with carved bouquets and garlands of Spring flowers, allegories for abundance and for fertility. Internally fitted with shelves, this small armoire could be adapted to have a coat-hanger bar. Area of Rouen, circa 1930.
Condition report: In excellent, fully restored condition.
Dimensions: Height 212 cm, width 73 cm (90 cm at pelmet), depth 45 cm.