Antique Highly Carved Chestnut French Brittany Bookcase China Display Cabinet
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93.50H x 55.75W x 18.25D
A highly-carved Brittany-style Bookcase China Display Cabinet from France dating to 1880.
Crafted of chestnut this antique display cabinet features decorative hand-carved scenes of men and women in the native dress true to the rural Brittany region of France.
This Brittany-style China cabinet serves an array of uses in any home.
In overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings on a piece of furniture, normal separation at joints in wood due to expansion and contraction over time, minor damage to veneer has been stabilized, most locks functioning, most drawers and doors open or slide easily, some original trim may be missing or has been replaced with genuine period-correct substitutes or new reproductions, and there may be one or more splits in the wood due to age and use. If there has been a break in the marble, it has been repaired and the repair may be visible. There may be minor restoration that is visible. Chairs considered 'good condition' may have professional structural repairs but are considered to be structurally sound. These types of repairs may be visible upon close inspection. Upholstered items may show wear consistent with age and use and may need to be reupholstered. EuroLux Antiques makes no representation regarding the comfort of chairs or useability for the customer's particular application.
Shows normal wear to the finish and wood separation on both the left and right sides, on the back, and at the top front center due to age and use. There is minor damage to the back lower right corner and to the trim at the top on the back right corner.
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Brittany BRITTANY STYLE
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.
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 ship's 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.
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.
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- Width: 55.75 inches
- Height: 93.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 210 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.