1890 Antique French Brittany Buffet Carved Chestnut Figures Music Dancing
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Antique and Vintage French Buffet Product Details
97.75H x 57.25W x 19D
This fabulous antique French Brittany buffet will make your dinner parties the talk of the town! Heavily carved in rich chestnut wood and dating to circa 1890, the antique buffet was crafted in France in the traditional Brittany style. Each one of the 5 doors is lavishly carved with figures of French country folk in a rustic setting: Walking in the woods, playing pipe music and dancing, and one man plays the bagpipes. (Brittany is a Celtic culture like Scotland, so they share some traditions!) Between the two reclining figures crowning the antique buffet you see a carved ship wheel motif, symbolizing Brittanys maritime history. Even the support posts for the upper hutch are carved figures of a man and a woman. With all the jaunty characters carved on this antique Brittany buffet, you'll have quite the lively party before any of your guests actually arrive! There is plenty of storage space inside the large antique French Brittany buffet to store your serving items as it stands more than 8 feet tall.
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 ships 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>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Buffet
Used - Good
Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There is wood separation on the top surface due to age.
Shipping for this French Buffet
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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