1890 Vaisselier Antique French Brittany Buffet Chestnut Figures Ship Wheels
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Antique and Vintage French Vaisselier Product Details
86H x 46W x 18D
The merry French folk handcarved on this incredible antique French Brittany vaisselier or server will instantly bring cheer into your dining room! The chestnut server dates to 1890 and it was crafted in France in traditional Brittany style with beautiful attention to detail. Notice the French country folk dancing and playing music carved on the lower door, the carved figures of a man and a woman at the top of the tapered and fluted posts on either side of the cabinet, and the face peering out from the center! A stunning nautical display of ship wheels crown the buffet in honor of the maritime history of Brittany, a coastal region in northwestern France. Galleries of spindles also line the top of the buffet and the two plate racks. You'll get so much pleasure out of using this amazing antique French Brittany buffet or dresser in your dining room or kitchen and, at more than 7 feet high, it offers lots of space to display and store dishes and serving items.
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 Vaisselier
Used - Good
Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There is damage to the trim at the top on the front and both sides and also damage to the trim on the bottom skirt at the front.
Shipping for this French Vaisselier
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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