Carved French Brittany Armoire

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19th Century antique French carved green cabinet with farming motifs from the Brittany region of France. Painted wood storage cabinet or armoire.

Ornately hand carved antique French cabinet. The cabinet has a carved crown that can be added. Carved trim designs around the doors, featuring small open ‘ships wheel’ areas with spindles on the top of the doors. The door panels, in true Brittany style, have detailed dimensional carvings depicting a man and a woman standing in a field, resting upon their shovels (and in working modus – lower part of the doors). They are standing beneath tree branches, with some houses or a small village on the background.

The whole cabinet is painted green. The interior has 3 shelves. Well built by craftsmen of the period, circa 1880.

Brief note about the Brittany style antique French furniture. The Celtic roots of the Brittany region of France are manifest in the furniture produced in this region. The Breton style is as distinctive as its special culture and easily recognisable due to its very ornate carvings. Historically, the local economy in Brittany was heavily dependent on fishing and maritime activities, so one often finds circles and ship’s wheels as a common decorative motif in the Brittany Style of antique furniture. Often antique furniture in the Brittany Style was carved out of chestnut or oak, with a very dark finish. A hallmark feature of the Brittany Style is the symbolic use of men and women in traditional Celtic dress to represent a strong work ethic, piety, and the enjoyment of life.

The cabinet is not very heavy and will be transported in one piece.

H 221 (without crown) cm. W 105 cm. D 46 cm.

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The physical object can differ slightly in colour from the object as presented online.

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19th Century antique French carved green cabinet with farming motifs from the Brittany region of France. Painted wood storage cabinet or armoire.