1880 French Antique Bed Brittany Style Chestnut Wonderful Country Carvings

1880 French Antique Bed Brittany Style Chestnut Wonderful Country Carvings

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SKU:
16-43B
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Dimensions (inches):
58H x 57.25W x 7D
Footboard 39.50H x 57.25W x 3.50D ;
Headboard 58H x 57.25W x 3.50D ;
Siderail (Qty 2) 72.75L ;
Inside Dimensions 51.75W x 74.75L
This absolutely lovely French antique wooden bed boasts wonderful carvings on the headboard, footboard, and siderails! Dating to 1880, the French chestnut bed is just over 57 inches wide, and it is richly carved in the traditional Brittany style. The top of the headboard is carved with a man and women in a pastoral scene portraying the rural couple relaxing beneath a windmill. You can almost see the sails turning on the windmill, as this nice quality bed is so finely carved! A tableau on the footboard panel depicts a scene of merry villagers. The carved wood bed is further adorned with floral carvings as well as half and quarter ship wheels in tribute to coastal Brittany's maritime history. This superior French antique wooden bed will make a very decorative and unusual addition to your bedroom or guest bedroom! The headboard measures 58 inches high, and both it and the footboard are 57.25 inches wide and a solid 3.5 inches deep. The footboard measures 39.5 inches high. The two siderails are 72.75 inches long. Actual interior dimensions are 74.75L x 51.75W, which would require a custom mattress. However, this carved wood bed could be converted to queen size for an additional fee - please inquire about this option.
Origin:
France
Date:
1880
Material:
Chestnut
Style:
Brittany <div>BRITTANY STYLE</div><div>Brittany, also called Bretagne, is a French province that is geographically located at the northwestern corner of France. However, Brittany was once an independent kingdom and is still considered to be one of the six Celtic nations in the world today. The celtic language, Breton, is still spoken and many Celtic traditions still survive. Celtic art, which influenced the design of Brittany furniture, is ornate, usually avoids straight lines, and is often symbolic.</div><div> In 1839, a collection of popular Breton songs was collected by Theodore Hersart de la Villemarque and published as the Barzaz Breiz (The Ballads of Brittany). It was compiled from oral tradition and preserves traditional folk tales, legends and music. This collection created a new-found interest in the local Celtic heritage of the Brittany region and spawned a great demand for Brittany style furniture throughout France. Hallmarks of the style include very ornate carvings, often using circles and ship’s wheels as a nod to the importance of the sea to the local economy, and the symbolic use of men and women in traditional costume to represent piety, a strong work ethic, and the enjoyment of life. Brittany style was seen as rustic or primitive and referred back to the romantic notion of a simpler time of days long gone. Most pieces of Brittany style furniture are made from chestnut and are darkly stained.</div><div>While the hand-painted production of faience pottery has been in existence in the city of Quimper in the Brittany region since 1708, the style that is synonymous with the name Quimper features a Breton man and woman in traditional costume and was developed around 1870 in response to the craze for Brittany style furniture and decorative arts.</div>
Mark:
EuroLux Home
Size:
Full
Used - Good
Item Specifics:
Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There is wear to the inside of the footboard due to use, which can be colored/stained prior to shipping, upon request.
Availability:
Available for Immediate Shipment.
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.