As bread was the
staple in the past, both were used in most of areas. The oldest
look very rough and were just functional. During the 18th C. cabinetmakers
started to add foliage carving, flowers, ornementation like tureen
or basket and turned baluster.
The most outstanding
pieces have been made in Provence where craftmen compete with skill.
Their work was a big influence in others cabinet makers.
During 19th C. this
art reach its peak. Today, outstanding pieces can be seen in museum,
some private collectors and antique dealers.
This miniature set
is made in 250 yo walnut. Assembly are dovetailed,tenon and mortice.
The whole piece is fully handcarved. Wax finish on natural wood.
Overall size is : 6.6 inches- One of a kind piece