19th century French Sideboard Server Buffet Hunt Cabinet Black Forest Oak Boar
19th century French Sideboard Server Buffet Hunt Cabinet Black Forest Oak Boar .
Direct from a castle estate in France, this very large 19th century carved French sideboard hunt cabinet! We recently purchased the entire contents of a gorgeous French estate, including this exception piece as well as several others that have just arrived!
Throughout this cabinet, the superb hand carvings reveal this was probably a commissioned piece, created for French aristocracy, in the 19th century. In true “hunt cabinet” style, the ornate, baroque carvings reflect the “fruits of the hunt” with lower doors featuring carved medallions of pheasants/fowl on the left and fish on the right. Note the exceptional details to the feathers, eyes, and dimensional accuracy of the bodies, and the delicate carved French ribbons and foliage surrounding them.
Lower doors are flanked by dimensional Black Forest carved fruits and foliate beneath oversized carved scrolls, with double drawers above. The twin drawers have matching carved fronts, with carved foliage handles in the center of carved fruits.
The upper shelving and crown are a continuation of the lavish carved artwork, take a minute to consider the pediment!! That’s a carved boar’s head to the center, surrounded by thick, carved scrolls and more Black Forest foliate.
The upper shelf supports are four dimensional carved serpents/griffins (look at details of the faces and even the feet); note both back panels are also elaborately carved.
Beautiful dark, aged patina; superb master carver designed details; well built by craftsmen of the period, circa1880.
Measurements: 85.25” ht. x 58.5” x 23”.
The server is three separate pieces:
Lower double door cabinet, 39.25” ht. x 58.5” x 23”.
Middle open shelf section, 31” ht. x 53.5” x 13.25”.
Upper carved crown, 15” ht.
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. …”with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?” …
Condition: Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections, wood panel shrinkage. Key included, but old locks are not guaranteed. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description.
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. Please contact Geaux Vintage Antiques with any questions or for more photos!