Small late 17th / early 18th century Louis XIV Breton armoire
Cherry front and side with chestnut back. Beautiful deep rich original colour and patina.
The doors are hand carved with apotropaic symbols.
These protective marks, or witch marks as they are often called, warded off evil spirits, demons, witches fairies or the Devil himself!
Original iron fittings, later replacement working lock and key.
The cornice is a later 19th century replacement.
The inside can be fitted with shelves or a hanging rail, though the depth is a little tight for modern coat hangers.