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19th century French Carved Oak Arm Fireside Throne Chair Breton Brittany

19th century French Carved Oak Arm Fireside Throne Chair Breton Brittany

$ 2,165.00
19th century French Carved Oak Arm Fireside Throne Chair Breton Brittany

~Direct from France~
~Ornately hand carved antique French “throne” arm chair~

~Highly carved and spindled back, with upper “ship’s wheel” to the crown~
~Large detailed carved panel, featuring two villagers playing musical horns, followed by a parade of five others. Note the meticulous carved tree leaves above, the cobblestone below, and the church steeple in the background, as well as the amazing details to the clothing, from hats to dresses!~
~Large, sweeping scrolled arms flank the solid carved seat~
~Lower bench features a full length panel of spindles inside carved frame; ornately turned legs with carved blocks and turned stretchers and cross-stretchers~
~Pegged construction, sold oak, 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
46.5”height x 23.5” x 23.5”.
Approx. seat height, 17.5”.

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, wood shrinkage. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description.

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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