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19th century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Wine Cabinet Display Brittany

19th century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Wine Cabinet Display Brittany

$ 3,065.00
19th century Antique French Carved Oak Confiturier Wine Cabinet Display 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 high shelf with carved crown having a Brittany “ship’s wheel” center, and Brittany “spindle” railing, with finials, on the sides~
~Below the high shelf, a carved back with scalloped trim sides, rests upon the carved cabinet top with carved beveled edges~
~Frieze contains a full length carved front drawer~
~Highly carved door panel, in true Brittany style, with a detailed, dimensionally carvings depicting full man and woman characters; the lady sitting beneath a large tree, talking to the standing male, on a cobblestone street, in front of a stone wall and wishing well!~

~Very special lower cabinet features turned post supports of the upper, and more Brittany “spindle” railing on all sides, with finials~
~Hand carvings continue on the lower moulding; note the cabinet sides are also fully carved (always a sign of quality)~
~Hand carvings on all the trim and moldings and beveled edges~
~One adjustable shelf inside, on original notched wood tracks~
~ Solid heavy and strong, 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
62”ht. x 29” x 16.25”. Two pieces, base and top cabinet:
Base cabinet without the top shelf, 43.5”ht. x 29” x 16.25”.
Top shelving piece only, 18.5”ht. x 26.25” x 8.5”.

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!
Please shop our store and feel free to email with any questions!

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. A bent key included, but old locks are not guaranteed to work. Chips to finials, some replaced. 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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