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19th century French Carved Bonnetiere Armoire Cabinet Brittany Breton Wardrobe

19th century French Carved Bonnetiere Armoire Cabinet Brittany Breton Wardrobe

$ 3,475.00
19th century French Carved Bonnetiere Armoire Cabinet Brittany Breton Wardrobe

~Direct from France~
A lovely antique French armoire or “bonnetiere” cabinet, with gorgeous hand carvings throughout.
The slender, smaller size makes a “bonnetiere” highly sought after for today’s home, as they can easily be placed in a variety of locations. Of course the term “bonnetiere” comes from these early 18th and 19th century cabinets that were used for the elaborate ladies’ bonnets and linens.

The style and design are true to the Celtic roots of the Brittany region of France, which was heavily dependent on fishing and maritime, so the hand carvings are noted for spindled ship’s wheels and symbolic use of men and women in traditional Celtic dress to represent their strong work ethic, piety, and the enjoyment of life.

ALL of these carved features are present in this cabinet! Note the scene depicted on the center door panel, with the lady of the house, and a perhaps a suitor, with intricate detailed cottage, tree branches, and cobblestone.

Other points of note here, the open spindle carved ship’s wheel crown on both the upper and lower doors; the side panels are all fully carved (always a sign of quality and craftsmanship).

Traditionally antique furniture from this region had a very dark finish and was frequently carved from oak or chestnut wood.
~Solid, heavy and strong, pegged construction, well built by craftsmen of the period~
~c1890~

Measurements
75”ht. x 33” x 18”.

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. Keys included, but old locks are not guaranteed. Lower right side panel separation. Splits to some interior shelves; nail heads visible inside. 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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