Antique French Carved Chestnut Cabinet Bonnetiere Armoire Breton Brittany
Antique French Carved Chestnut Cabinet Bonnetiere Armoire Breton Brittany.
Direct from France, a highly carved “Brittany” cabinet, in a one-piece, slender size, versatile for placement throughout the home.
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 these Breton carved features are present in this cabinet! Upper crown railing with carved post corners and spindle railing on all sides. Carved banding frames the entire cabinet; double doors to the top each have carved recessed panels. Lower door panel has a beautiful carved Brittany scene with three ladies in full period clothing, from hats to shoes!
Traditionally antique furniture from this region had a very dark finish and was frequently carved from oak or chestnut wood.
Solid, heavy and strong, well built by craftsmen of the period, c1910.
59” ht. x 28.75” x 16.25”.
Upper cabinet interior, 16” ht. x 26” x 24”. Lower interior, 29” total ht. (shelf is removable).
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Condition: Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. 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!