Antique French Mantel Fireplace Surround Breton Brittany Carved Dark Oak
Antique French Mantel Fireplace Surround Breton Brittany Carved Dark Oak .
Direct from France, this gorgeous statement piece will add elegance and distinction to any home and is well suited for either new construction or a remodel.
Originating from the Brittany region of France, this fabulous mantel’s Celtic roots are evident with its distinctive Breton style reflected in the elaborate carvings.
Dual “Ship’s wheel” carved panels flank the large carved center panel that depicts a woman in period dress, surrounded by a flock of sheep and her beloved hound resting nearby, with trees, mountains, and a village in the distance.
An exquisitely carved full figure Breton man stands on the left column with his carved Breton lady on the right. These are hallmark features of the Brittany style, which reflected symbolic use of men and women in traditional Celtic dress that represented a strong work ethic, piety, and the enjoyment of life.
Most probably a commissioned piece, circa1880, this mantel is heavy, sturdy, well built by craftsmen of the period.
Measurements: 46” ht. x 62.25” x 14.25”. Opening is 28.75” ht. x 39”.
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Condition: Very good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Joints have been reinforced. 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!