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Saxe-Coberg French Oak Canopy Bed Armoire Barbedienne

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Saxe-Coberg French Oak Canopy Bed Armoire Barbedienne
Matching highly carved 19th Century French oak canopy bed and armoire, from the Saxe-Coberg-Gotha Collection, custom made for the Veste Coberg Castle in Coberg, Germany for the Saxe-Coberg-Gotha Royal family in 1840. The Saxe-Coberg family is related to many European royal families including the British Royal Family (Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, second son of Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha), the Belgian Royal Family, and former Royal Families of Portugal and Bulgaria. These matched pieces feature four finely chased bronze plaques by Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810 - 1892) of Diana and attendants on the sides and foot of the bed and six on the armoire. Barbedienne works have sold for tens of thousands of dollars alone. These superlative pieces displays deeply three dimensional carvings of women, dragons, crowns, and nature motifs. The interior of the armoire is made from select specimen birds-eye maple. Circa 1840s. Approximate Dimensions: Bed: External: 82" long X 68" wide X 97" high - Interior space for the mattress 75" long X 57" wide (just larger than double bed – suitable for a double bed mattress). Armoire: 109” high X 49” wide X 20” deep (interior space is 14” deep). This set had been purchased by a prominent American family in the 1980s for $98,000.

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