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Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Brittany Breton Pew Chest Trunk

Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Brittany Breton Pew Chest Trunk

$ 3,575.00
Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Brittany Breton Pew Chest Trunk

~Direct from France~
~Lovely carved antique French hall bench in an extremely versatile size~
~Highly carved and spindled back, with carved high crest having carved portrait medallion amidst arched spindles~
~Detail carved back panel features figural scene in relief, depicting man and woman at a well~
~Turned spindle rail below the panel, carvings completely around~
~Scrolled, carved foliate arms and carved hinged seat with storage inside~
~Lower paneled base has carved portrait medallion center, flanked by a man and woman in arcaded niches~
~Carved lower apron and scroll feet~
~Side panels are also carved, always a sign of quality~
~Solid oak, heavy and strong, well built by craftsmen of the period~
~c1900~

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
59”ht. x 26” x 18.25”.
Seat height, approx. 21.5”.
Height without the crown, 55.5”. (Crown only, 6.25” x 18.5”)

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.
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. Free pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.

Condition
Good condition for its antique age, which includes signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description; please email with any questions prior to making a purchase.

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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