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19th century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Cabinet Bookcase Brittany

19th century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Cabinet Bookcase Brittany

$ 2,945.00
19th century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Cabinet Bookcase Brittany

~Direct from France~
~Ornately hand carved antique French ‘confiturier’ or jam cabinet~
~These cabinets are one of your most requested antiques, as they have so many uses in today’s home! From a vanity in the bath, to the kitchen, the foyer with a mirror above, just imagine the possibilities!~

~So many extra features here: upper cabinet has a tall back carved crown with a Brittany “ship’s wheel” center, and Brittany “spindle” railing, with finials, rising from the carved block side posts~

~Carved edge cabinet top extends beyond arched corner brackets~
~Carved trim designs around the door frame and on the outer door panel. Door features two LARGE open ‘ships wheel’ areas with spindles; between these, the door panel, in true Brittany style, has detailed, dimensional carvings depicting a man standing in the field, resting upon his shovel, beneath tree branches, with a village in the background~

~Lower cabinet features another small ‘ships wheel’ in the lower apron, between the two carved feet~
~Fully carved side panels~
~Interior has a full length mirror back and notched wood tracks for the three adjustable shelves~
~ Well built by craftsmen of the period~
~c1880~

Brief note about Brittany Style Antique French Furniture
The Celtic roots of the Brittany region of France are manifest in the furniture produced in this region. The Breton style is as distinctive as its special culture and easily recognizable due to its very ornate carvings. Historically, the local economy in Brittany was heavily dependent on fishing and maritime activities, so one often finds circles and ship's wheels as a common decorative motif in the Brittany Style of antique furniture.
Often antique furniture in the Brittany Style was carved out of chestnut or oak, with a very dark finish. A hallmark feature of the Brittany Style of French Country Antique Furniture is the symbolic use of men and women in traditional Celtic dress to represent a strong work ethic, piety, and the enjoyment of life.

Measurements
57.5”ht. x 27.5” x 15.25”.
49.25”ht. without back crown.
3 adjustable shelves, 20.5” x 10.5”.

NOTE: All of our antiques are direct from Europe. I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques!
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Shipping
Due to the larger size, this item requires freight service. White glove service, fully insured, FOB Shreveport, delivered and placed inside your home (first floor only). Typically 5-7 weeks, depending on your location. Free pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.

Condition
Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Key included, but old locks are not guaranteed. Normal joint separations to the top. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description; please email with any questions prior to making a purchase. Our antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina…NOT for like-new condition.

Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of French, English and European antique furniture, as well as an outstanding selection of antique home décor. “…with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?”…

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