Antique and Vintage French Buffet Product Details
108H x 59W x 24.25D
Antique French Brittany furniture always adds tons of character to a room and this exceptionally handsome antique Brittany buffet proves the point. The buffet was made in France in circa 1890 and it is heavily carved in rich chestnut wood with 5 doors and 2 drawers to offer plenty of storage space. Each of the five doors of the buffet is carved with scenes showing French country men and women going about their rural business. It looks like the center doors shows a couple courting and holding hands beneath a tree. This would make a terrific wedding gift for a romantic couple, or perhaps a wedding anniversary gift to remind your sweetheart of your own first days of dating! A large carved ship wheel crowning the buffet symbolizes Brittanys maritime history. Take a close look at all the detail on this incredible heavily carved antique French Brittany buffet and you will see that not only does this very practical buffet offering tons of storage space for your serving dishes and other necessities for when you entertain, but it will be a joy as a decorative item in your dining room.
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
Wood separation on top. No shelf. Minor damage to trim at left top.
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.