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19th century French Carved Oak Hall Bench Breton Brittany Pew Banquette

19th century French Carved Oak Hall Bench Breton Brittany Pew Banquette

$ 3,375.00
Geaux Vintage Antiques

19th century French Carved Oak Hall Bench Breton Brittany Pew Banquette

~Direct from France~
~Ornately hand carved antique French hall bench in an extremely versatile small size!~
~Highly carved and spindled back, with two detailed carved panels, the left depicting a lady sitting in front of her cottage and the right depicting a man. Note the meticulous carved tree leaves above and rocks below, as well as the details to their clothing!~~
~Large, sweeping scrolled arms flank the solid carved bench seat~
~Lower bench front features a full length panel of spindles inside carved frame; ornately turned legs with carved blocks and carved 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
54.5”height (5 ft.) x 31” x 21.5”.
Approx. seat height, 19”.

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.
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.

Condition
Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. 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?”…

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