Antique French Carved Oak Writing Desk Secretary AND Chair Breton Brittany SET
Antique French Carved Oak Writing Desk Secretary AND Chair Breton Brittany SET.
Direct from France, a wonderful antique French writing desk AND chair set with intricate Brittany detailsThe stunning writing desk features carvings around a ‘ship’s wheel’ spindle rail surrounding an upper shelf, with a bank of 3 cubbyholes and 2 carved front drawers below. The large writing area has a carved beveled edge and carved front drawer below.
The matching chair features more of the carvings and spindle rails above and below the center carved panel of a seated Breton lady in period dress, with brass tacking around the covered leather seat.
Both the desk and the chair have large turned French legs and cross stretcher for stability and support. Quality throughout, well built by craftsmen of the period, circa1890.
Measurements: DESK: 48” ht. x 36” x 27”. (23.75” leg clearance). CHAIR: 43” ht. x 17” x 16.5”. (20” seat height”).
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.
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Condition: This item is in very good condition for its age, with normal signs of age, use, scratches, imperfections. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description. Antiques should be purchased for craftsmanship, uniqueness, charm, and character, and very few antiques are “like new”.
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