"Rare Cabinet Of Uzes, Eighteenth Century"Rare cabinet of Uzes, eighteenth century Small cabinet Uzes polychrome painted wood on three sides with black background. Each of the two doors is decorated with three reserves fretwork decorated with landscapes animated waterfall and painted scenes of Italian inspiration. These cartridges are framed by foliage of flowers and foliage. The frame of the cabinet takes this natural theme: flowers and foliage are represented in a wide range of colors. The room is accented with touches of gold. Monogrammed initials at the top center and stylized interlaced refers to the supposed function of the cabinet Uzes to host the brides trousseau. The interior is lined with four shelves wallpaper as was customary on some existing cabinets Uzes, in red and gold occurrence. Region of Uzes, Gard, Epoque eighteenth century. Rare piece. Delivery in France and abroad. World Wide Delivery. Additional photos on request. To see Meounes Antiques, 21 Church Square, 83136 Meounes, Var, France. antiquites-var.fr email@example.com For more information on the cabinet Uzes we refer to the excellent article Céline Both: http://www.proantic.com/magazine/2011/ 05/15 / enclosure front-of-the-art-duzes-painted-furniture-en-Provence / below this website and Monique Maindret: http://www.meublepeint.com/armoire_d_uzes.htm "Terminology: cabinet "Uzes" remains without any real justification, even if one considers the small town of Uzes is high in the fourteenth century to the sixteenth century, the first Duchy of France. The origins of the cabinet called Uzes remain a mystery. Many hypotheses have been advanced to explain the Italian decorations and ornaments reminiscent of the style of Berain, very fashionable under Louis XIV. The cabinet called "Uzes" Provence is a smaller cabinet that dates back to the late seventeenth century, it was manufactured in Uzes but it is also found in the Ales. Small proportions region, they are made of basswood, pine and chestnut, to be painted in polychrome decoration. Decorated by Italian artisans who bring the fashion of painted furniture, cabinet Uzes often served as a cabinet to store the wedding trousseau of the bride. D'always very simple architecture with flat doors; nets and painted friezes were designed to overcome the lack of moldings. She has hardly changed until the nineteenth century except the bottom rail and the more ornate cornice. The older designs are very simple: crown, figure, ribbon and fins on a very dark black or green background, elements are gold. Over time the decorations are richer, cabinets Uzes thrive in a range of more varied colors, different greens, turquoise, gray, blue, gray, red and even ivory. It is decorated with monograms, comtales crowns, portraits of the bride and groom, landscapes, architectural elements, decorated bouquet of flowers, foliage, ribbon, angel and grotesque. We can admire in museums old Nimes, the old Aix en Provence, Uzes, Provencal Villa de Marseille. "Both Celine.