Brittany Sideboard Bar Cabinet, Carved Scenes & Figures
Item sold on 2015-02-08 - Shipped on 2015-02-16
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A traditional Brittany design sideboard or back bar cabinet has inspired hand carved figures and scenes that date from the 1920's. Solid oak, the incredible three dimensional sculptures and detailed scenic tableaux depict country life and celebrations. Corner statues are true individual representations.
The center panel depicts a lively wedding dance with musicians. Surrounding are scenes of the bridal couple and parents. All figures are individuals, expertly captured by the artist in perspective with detailed costumes and traditional instruments.
The original finish has been cleaned and waxed, it is in superb condition for its age. The center surface has been revarnished for durability and stain resistance. Hardware and working locks are original. The drawer is dovetailed, curved galleries have spindle rails.
Virtuoso workmanship is superior everywhere. This spectacular antique is part of a dowry set custom made for a prosperous family near the Atlantic coast.
Heirloom furniture traditionally descended with the daughters of a family as part of their dowry and served to store her needlework, pewter and silver.
Brittany or Bretagne is a maritime province of northwest France. Formerly a separate country, the "Breton" language is still spoken. Famous for their cultural traditions and distinctive dress and wooden shoes, the local hand-carved furniture has outstanding workmanship, using native local hardwoods with picturesque traditional motifs.
Measurements of this heroic antique cabinet are 87" wide, 22" deep and 67" tall.
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