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France, 16th Century AC

 

 

 

 

Armoire

Jaques Androuet Du Cerceau

Hugues Sambin

 

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hugues sambin book pic from www.meublepoint.com

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Armoire  

sambin armoire pic from http://www.meublepeint.com/armoire-louvre-hugues-sambin.htm

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The Armoire is the evolution of the Roman Armarium which was a simple niche in the wall used to store every type of object.

The second half of the sixteenth century was a period of profound regeneration in French furniture design. Numerous architects provided models for armoires. Characteristic as it was of Fontainebleau Mannerism, this series was very popular in France. Info source: www.france.fr

 

       
Jaques Androuet Du Cerceau  

du cerceau cabinet pic from tb3.org

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Engraved design for a cabinet, by Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau, ca. 1550s: such a cabinet would have been executed in contrasting walnut and ebony, its top a low plinth for sculpture or a display of silver. Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau, born in 1510 in Paris, France and died in 1584 in Annecy, was the founder of the Androuet du Cerceau family. Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau was a well-known designer of architecture, ornament, furniture, metalwork and other decorative designs during 16th century. He introduced Renaissance architecture to France. Info source: tb3.org

       
Hugues Sambin  

sambin furniture pic from www.louvre.fr

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Whether Hugues Sambin (c.1520-1601), an architect from Dijon, designed this armoire remains uncertain, but his influence is clear to see. Info source: www.france.fr

Working at the palace of Fontainebleau, where he came into contact with the works of Rosso Fiorentino and Francesco Primaticcio.1 The Italian artists' decorative work at Fontainebleau represents the height of the mannerist movement under François I, and undoubtedly influenced the young woodworker, who would later incorporate the mannerist aesthetic in his decorative elements and building designs. Info source: www2.lib.virginia.edu

         
         
       

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sambin drawing from www.meuble.comcariatide delle terme by sambin pic from www.meublepoint.com

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cariatide picture from http://www.unav.es/ha/002-ORNA/trof-figuras.htmimage source : www.unav.es

mannerism picture from www.unav.esimage source : www.unav.es

pic from www.spamula.netimage source : www.spamula.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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more late renaissance furniture: mad.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

armoire and antique seller: www.alsace-antiquaire.com

more about Hugues Sambin: www.meublepeint.com

more about Jaques Androuet Du Cerceau : tb3.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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