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19th century Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Brittany Breton Tall Pew Chest

19th century Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Brittany Breton Tall Pew Chest

$ 2,765.00
19th century Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Brittany Breton Tall Pew Chest

~Direct from France~
~Large antique French carved hall bench, with gorgeous hand carved features!~
~Upper back panel features dimensional carved male/female faces on each side, with arched openings framed with carved trim supported by large turned spindles~
~Center back panel has generous carved inset panels with a large medallion featuring a carved Breton ladies portrait!~
~Large, sweeping carved arms frame the lift top seat that reveals a generous interior storage~
~Lower bench front has five “ships wheel” carved panels~
~Solid, heavy and strong, well built by craftsmen of the period~
~c1890~

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
56”ht. x 52.5” x 22”.
Approx. seat ht. 20”.
Approx. interior storage, 11”ht. x 49.5” x 16.25”.

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. Right side arm support base has glued cracks; upper right top molding has cracked end.
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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