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Antique French Carved Oak Sideboard Cabinet Bookcase Breton Brittany

Antique French Carved Oak Sideboard Cabinet Bookcase Breton Brittany

$ 4,675.00
Antique French Carved Oak Sideboard Cabinet Bookcase Breton Brittany

~Direct from France~
~Ornate 19th century French sideboard/cabinet with stunning Brittany carvings throughout~
~High crown features center arch of Breton “ship’s wheel” spindles above a carved crown over shield flanked by colonnade of spindles to either side~
~Upper cabinet has three carved back panels with two full length plate racks having more spindle colonnades to the front, and an upper serpentine edge with arched spindles and carved floral designs~
~Upper posts to either side are fully carved, with dimensional carved Breton figures at the base; a traditionally dressed woman on the left post and gentleman on the right~
~Continued hand carved Brittany designs to the beveled edge and both of the full length drawer fronts~
~Lower cabinet door panels have two different carved panels. To the left, perhaps two village women on steps outside a pebbled cottage with thatch roof, with a farm pig eating below. To the right, a man and woman beside a village well with vessels and buckets below, trees to the background (his hat is removed, perhaps he is courting her!)~
~Large size, excellent for a dining room sideboard or a kitchen dresser, with upper display for platters and plates and additional closed lower storage.
~Quality throughout with dovetailed drawers~
~Well built by craftsmen of the period~

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 it’s very ornate carvings. A hallmark feature is the symbolic use of men and women in traditional Celtic dress to represent a strong work ethic, piety, and the enjoyment of life. 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. Typically the furniture is carved out of chestnut or oak, with a dark finish.

95.25”ht. (8 ft.) x 47” x 21.5”.
Base cabinet only, 39.25”ht. x 47” x 21.5”.
Top shelves and crown, 56”ht. x 47” x 17”.

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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.

Good antique condition, having wear consistent with age and use, with normal dings, scratches and imperfections, wood panel shrinkage. Key included, but old locks are not guaranteed. Splitting inside lower cabinet.
Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description.

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