This large Neo-Renaissance style buffet features a rich carved decoration inspired by the Troubadour movement. Made in carved walnut around 1880, this buffet is the fruit of a particularly neat and sophisticated sculpture work.
The lower part of the buffet is composed of four doors, the ends of which are carved with cartridges and chimeras in very high relief. The central doors are decorated with bas-reliefs in gilt bronze made after the sculptures of the Fountain of the Innocents by Jean Goujon (XVIth century) and signed by the bronzemaker Ferdinand Barbedienne.
The upper part of this buffet is composed of a credentialed part with grotesques sculpted in the round. In the center, two doors are carved in very high relief, depicting a Court Jester with his bird of prey and a gentleman dressed in the fashion of the fifteenth century.
The iconographic repertory, with chimeras, grotesques, cartridges and medieval characters, gives this buffet a Neo-Troubadour style design, inspired by the Renaissance style .