Antique Seage Picardie
This antique seage Picardie, in the Provincial Louis XV style, is made from quality French cherrywood, rubbed to a swanky glow. A seage picardie is a rare and useful piece of furniture. It has two cupboards with a door and a center section recessed back. The two front galleries are shaped to decorate two shelves. There is ample amount of storage exposed and concealed which allows items to be displayed or hidden. One use for this piece is to display a flat screen TV: store cable box in the cupboard portion or even rest it on the exposed shelves but hidden from the eye. The length of the seage allows for a large size flat screen, or put a beautiful trumeau mirror above flanked by sconces. Each cupboard door has raised shaped moulding and a drawer above it. There are two shelves per cupboard and functional locks. The center has a recessed breakfront and with the same likeness as the top of the seage. The top really gives the charm to the piece, seeing the markings of use, the examples of the value of this piece in the home throughout time. Charm! There is a piece of wood attached for displaying plates. The sides are matched with raised panels. Look at the hand pegged joinery! On the sides, there are shading differences (what was leaning there everyday?). The piece rests upon front cabriole shaped legs which were added through time due to exposure to the floor and mopping, moving, and weathering. This is typical of provincial pieces. Adding to the overall appeal of the seage is the wonderful honey worn shaped apron. From France circa date 1830.