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1880 Antique French Hunting Buffet Heavily Carved Oak Deer Trophy

$7,079.00 $5,899.00
(You save $1,180.00)
SKU:
19-2
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Product Description

Dimensions (inches):
105H x 56.25W x 22.50D
Comment:
This very regal antique French buffet or sideboard promises nearly 9 feet of carved magnificence as the buffet is 105 inches tall! Dating to 1880 and carved in the traditional Hunting style, the solid oak buffet is topped with a splendid trophy deer complete with carved antlers and flanked by griffins or dragons. The carvings on the cabinet are lovely examples of the Hunting style, influenced by King Francis I of France who decorated his royal hunting lodges with furniture inspired by the hunt! We see very fine carvings of a game hare and a bird on the two lower buffet doors, and the sides of the cabinet are festooned with a flourish of grapes and leaves, plus two griffins or dragons acting as supports for the upper cabinet. The original wavy glass is present in the upper two doors of this antique buffet. Picture the hutch in your French Country style dining room or living area you could even convert this beauty to wine storage! The handsome antique French Hunting buffet or sideboard stands 105 inches high, and it measures 56.5 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep.
Origin:
France
Date:
1880
Material:
Oak
Style:
Hunting <div>RENAISSANCE REVIVAL: HENRY II AND HUNTING STYLES </div><div>As the middle class rose in status and wealth with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, more people were able to afford furniture. This flattening of society in combination with technological advancements created a surge of furniture production. Improved transportation meant a greater variety of wood was available at lower costs. For the first time, furniture became accessible and affordable to the common man. From the 1830s to the end of the 19th century, furniture makers reached back to earlier historical styles, and reinterpreted them with a great deal of creativity and experimentation. Although machines were used to increase speed and productivity, most of the carvings were still done by hand. Consumers were hungry for large, ornate and heavily carved furniture that would impress their friends and family and show off their newly found wealth. The Renaissance Revival style is marked by massive proportions and heavy, ornate carvings. Most furniture was produced in dark oak and walnut. There are actually several sub-styles that fall under the broader Renaissance Revival style and include the Henry II (Henri II) style, Hunting style, Mechelen style, and Louis XIII style.</div><div>In France, the Renaissance style is often referred to as Henry II (Henri II) style, based on the reign of Henry II (1547 1559), although it is surprising that the style was not named for his father, Francis I. Considered to be the great French Renaissance monarch, Francis I (1515 1547), a contemporary of Henry VIII in England, was a great supporter of the Arts and the Humanities. Enamored with Italian Renaissance art and architecture, he convinced Leonardo da Vinci and other great Italian artists to move to France and work at his court, decorating his many palaces and chateaux (palaces out in the country rather than in Paris) in the lush Loire Valley. He actively collected artistic works by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, which were the beginning of the magnificent art collection of the French kings on display today in the Louvre in Paris. Decorative hallmarks of the Henry II style include arches, pediments, columns, finials, carved flowers, fruit, scrolls and often references to Greek and Roman mythology, including male and female heads, faces or figures.</div><div>The Hunting style developed as an exotic way to decorate the royal and aristocratic hunting lodges (the chateaux of the Loire Valley). Furniture makers specialized in detailed carvings of winged griffins, lions heads, and trophies of the hunt, including deer, fish, eels, rabbits, birds, and dogs. Lush foliage in the form of leaves and berries were often carved along edges of buffets and on the backs of chairs, while the bases of tables were often carved to represent the beasts of the hunt: dogs, boars, deer, and foxes. 19th century consumers of the Renaissance Revival style were crazy for the massive, heavily carved and ornate Hunting style and many pieces also included intricate stained glass doors in the upper cabinets.</div>
Mark:
EuroLux Home
NumberDoors:
4
NumberDrawers:
2
NumberShelves:
3
Used - Good
Item Specifics:
Shows normal wear to the finish, especially on the top surface, and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use.
Free Shipping:
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via Vanline. Furniture (over 100 pounds) is shipped via white glove delivery service, which includes bringing the item into your home and placing the item in the room of your choice on the main level of your home. This service includes light assembly and the removal of packing materials. White glove service normally takes 3 to 4 weeks, although delays may occur for more remote locations. Someone must be present to accept and sign for the delivery.

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