19th century French Carved Oak Game Card Table Breton Brittany Flip Top Side Table
Geaux Vintage Antiques
19th century French Carved Oak Game Table Breton Brittany Flip Top Side Table
~Direct from France~
~Very unique, hand carved antique French flip top game table~
~Brittany carved scene on the top panels, in true Breton style, depicting four men in a pub playing cards!~
~Heavily carved ogee apron above the wider carved frieze that features carved lion masks with carved foliate scrolls on both front and back~ ~Hidden dovetail drawer in front, with lion mask serving as the drawer pull~
~Shaped legs with full length dimensional carvings, and paw feet~
~Carved banding on the 2nd tier lower shelf~
~Excellent to ‘float’ in the center of a room, as there is not backside!
~ 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 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.
30.5”height x 25.5” x 25.5”.
Felt playing area when opened, 32” x 32”.
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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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.
Please note this longer time period for white glove service; no refunds will be given because of the length of delivery time. Free pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.
Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Wear to the felt; separation on lower shelf. I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email with any questions prior to making a purchase. Please keep in mind 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?”…
SELLER NOTES: Outstanding carved details on this special French flip top Brittany game table. 30”ht. x 25.5” x 25.5”. Please contact Geaux Vintage Antiques with any questions or for more photos!