19th Century French Carved Walnut Dough Box and Matching Hanging Bread Box
This antique fruitwood “Petrin” (French for dough-box), and matching Panetiere (French for bread box) were created in Provence, France, circa 1870. Heavily carved from top to bottom, the dough box stands on four turned legs ending with escargot feet over a scalloped apron. The box features exquisite Provençal carvings including floral and foliage decor. The cabinet’s front folds down and reveals inside shelving for additional storage. Locking mechanism and key included. The decorative antique fruit wood Panetiere is beautifully embellished on all sides and has an elegant Silhouette. Among other features, the piece has a serpentine front, an arched top, and carvings including floral and foliage motifs on the scalloped apron. Standing on escargot feet, the bread box features multiple turns spindles with a carved center door with heavy hardware; the top is embellished by nine decorative finials. Both cabinets are in excellent condition and adorn a rich walnut patina. Key included. Originally, the “Petrin” was used to make bread dough, then the bread was stored in a “Panetiere”, which was usually hung over the dough box. Panetiere measures: 33″ W x 19″ D x 37.5″ H Dough box measures: 52.5″ W x 23″ D x 38″ H.
|Dimensions||52.5" W x 23" D x 75.5" H|