Antique and Vintage Belgian Buffet Product Details
100H x 38.75W x 22.75DBreathtaking stained glass makes this fine antique Belgian buffet/hutch a standout! Dating to 1920 and crafted of solid oak, this Flemish buffet features an absolutely gorgeous stained glass door with a lily design in shades of lake blue, leaf green, and soft pink. (The colors have been enhanced for the photo by placing white paper behind them; in real life the colors would be more muted than what you see here.) But the stained glass is just one beautiful element of this antique Flemish hutch. Standing over 8 feet tall and measuring over 3 feet wide, this solid oak buffet features exemplary hand carving and turning, starting with the spindles at the top and finishing at the round bun feet. In between, take in the masterful hand carving. A jester peers down from the upper-left corner to liven the atmosphere, while assorted courtiers and noblemen (including a handsome, bearded cavalier at the lower right) keep watch over your table. Behind the stained glass doors, you'll find a pair of shelves for ample storage. A drawer adds functionality, and the beautifully carved lower doors will hide your linens, silver, and serving pieces. This handsome oak hutch with stained glass can serve you in many areas around the home, from the dining room to a great room to the master bedroom. This truly unique, sizable piece would be perfect for defining an open-concept eating area. Best of all, we'll ship this one-of-a-kind antique Belgian buffet/hutch for free anywhere within the continental U.S. and most of Canada!
Dimpled Glass,Solid Oak
Mechelen <div>RENAISSANCE REVIVAL: MECHELEN STYLE</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>The city of Mechelen, Belgium, just north of Brussels, was the capital of the Low Countries, roughly the geographic area today consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, in the first half of the 16th century. The city was quite wealthy due to the highly lucrative cloth trade. However, in 1572 the city was sacked and burned and political influence was lost as the capital was moved to Brussels. The city was eventually rebuilt and it was at this time at the end of the 16th century that the tradition of furniture production in Mechelen began. The prevailing style, which is known as the Mechelen (or Mechels) style, was heavily carved with stylized foliage including leaves, berries and fruit, and typically shows carved lions heads. Mechelen style was the Belgian interpretation of the French Henry II and Hunting styles.</div><div>Mechelen played a prominent role in Belgium during the Industrial Age in the 19th century. The first railroad system on the European continent linked Mechelen to Brussels, making Mechelen the hub of the Belgian railway network. Due to the ease of transportation, a great demand for the heavily carved furniture, often with ornate stained glass doors, spread among 19th century consumers.</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 right side in both the upper and lower panels, a small knot hole on the back, and one lock has been replaced. There has been professional restoration to the stained glass door, specifically one blue glass panel was replaced.
Availability for this Belgian Buffet
Available for Immediate Shipment
Shipping for this Belgian 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.