Louis XIII Armoire (early 1600's)
  • Louis XIII Armoire (early 1600's)

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    It is incredibly rare to find a beautiful early 1600's piece of furniture in New Zealand with over 100 years of its history known.  We often need to imagine which grand house each piece of furniture would have resided in, but with this piece its New Zealand journey is documented as it has stayed in the same family since the early 1900's (if not earlier).


    So when the owner approached me to sell on behalf, I was happy to help find this wonderful armoire a new home that it deserves.


    As this armoire is for sale on behalf and is currently located in Pahiatua, All Things French do not have the item at our premises, and have not seen it in person.


    One fantastic feature is that the armoire is collapsible - as you can see by the 'plan de montage' sketch in our photos - therefore (although heavy) is easy to transport.


    If you are interested in this item, please email us directly at: sales@allthingsfrench.co.nz


    Some history:

    Juliette Baradeux-Bendall was born in Beaufort-en-Vallée (Maine-et-Loire, now Maine-et-Anjou – roughly between Le Mans and Nantes in western France) in 1878.


    Juliette left France in 1903 for NZ to join her brother who was a Consular Agent here. She married Osmond Bendall, who succeeded Juliette's brother as French Consular Agent.


    Juliette returned to France for a long visit around WW1. On her return, she moved to Thorndon, Wellington. We are unsure whether Juliette brought the armoire with her on her first or her last trip to NZ.


    After Juliette’s death the armoire was moved from Thorndon to the farm of Juliette’s son René, near Eketahuna, then finally to Pahiatua where it has remained for the last 20 years.



    * Dimensions *

    height 180cm - length 150cm (with top piece) 140.5cm (without) - depth 64cm


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