Large Antique French Buffet 1900 Henry II Cobalt Blue Stained Glass/Walnut
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Antique and Vintage French Buffet Product Details
104H x 59.75W x 21.25D
This very large antique French buffet features stunning cobalt blue stained glass doors! Dating to 1900 and crafted of walnut in the Henry II style, you'll note exceptional, architectural-style carvings on this piece, including a beautiful cornice and pediment at the top with a shell motif, side columns on both the upper and lower portions of the buffet, and a coat-of-arms motif on the lower doors. The proportions of this antique buffet are really lovely; it doesn't have that bottom-heavy appearance that some buffets have, and it's nearly five feet wide, which offers you a lot of surface area for display purposes. The stunning stained glass doors feature small panes of cobalt blue glass (two of which have been replaced) accented by deep amber pieces. Both the top and bottom sections of the buffet offer a wealth of storage for your china or linens, and a pair of drawers provide a place to tuck away your silverware, napkins, candles -- or any other small items. At nearly 9 feet tall, this very large antique French buffet will make an impressive addition to your formal dining room, and it also could be put to use in a walk-in closet or library. No matter where you choose to display it, it will be a source of conversation! Best of all, we'll ship this beautiful antique French buffet for free throughout the continental U.S. and most of Canada!
Henry II <div>RENAISSANCE REVIVAL: HENRY II AND HUNTING STYLES </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>In France, the Renaissance style is often referred to as Henry II (Henri II) style, based on the reign of Henry II (1547 1559), although it is surprising that the style was not named for his father, Francis I. Considered to be the great French Renaissance monarch, Francis I (1515 1547), a contemporary of Henry VIII in England, was a great supporter of the Arts and the Humanities. Enamored with Italian Renaissance art and architecture, he convinced Leonardo da Vinci and other great Italian artists to move to France and work at his court, decorating his many palaces and chateaux (palaces out in the country rather than in Paris) in the lush Loire Valley. He actively collected artistic works by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, which were the beginning of the magnificent art collection of the French kings on display today in the Louvre in Paris. Decorative hallmarks of the Henry II style include arches, pediments, columns, finials, carved flowers, fruit, scrolls and often references to Greek and Roman mythology, including male and female heads, faces or figures.</div><div>The Hunting style developed as an exotic way to decorate the royal and aristocratic hunting lodges (the chateaux of the Loire Valley). Furniture makers specialized in detailed carvings of winged griffins, lions heads, and trophies of the hunt, including deer, fish, eels, rabbits, birds, and dogs. Lush foliage in the form of leaves and berries were often carved along edges of buffets and on the backs of chairs, while the bases of tables were often carved to represent the beasts of the hunt: dogs, boars, deer, and foxes. 19th century consumers of the Renaissance Revival style were crazy for the massive, heavily carved and ornate Hunting style and many pieces also included intricate stained glass doors in the upper cabinets.</div>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Buffet
Used - Good
Shows normal wear to the finish, spots and rings on the top surface, and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There are scratches on the bottom apron, right below the two lower doors. There is a crack in a glass panel at the top left corner of the right top door and two blue panels have been professionally restored on the left door. There is a difference in color visible when white paper is placed behind the stained glass doors, as in the photos. However, if the white paper is removed, you cannot see the color difference in the restored glass. There is also a slight bow in the front left column on the upper cabinet that is only noticeable from the side.
Availability for this French Buffet
Available for Immediate Shipment.
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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