Early 19C French Provincial Highly Carved Oak Bookcase

Early 19C French Provincial Highly Carved Oak Bookcase.



Early 19C French Provincial Highly Carved Oak Bookcase

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND IMPOSING French Provincial Oak Bookcase from circa 1840.

Heavily carved……….this style is often referred to as being in “Hunt Style”……..from Northern France……and often described as Flemish.

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Pelmet heavily carved with Armorial Crest.

The upper section consists of a 2 door glass fronted Bookcase and has Gorgeous barley twist columns to the sides, with 3 interior shelves.

The Base has two doors each with exquisite carvings.....one with hanging game birds and the other fish.......again with barley twist columns flanking each side. It opens to reveal a single shelf.

The Bookcase and base are separated by carved 2 drawers.

Early 19C French Provincial Highly Carved Oak Bookcase.

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BEAUTIFUL piece in GREAT ORIGINAL CONDITION.

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We have noticed (much to our disappointment) that a number of our fellow dealers often get these types of pieces and strip and dark stain them to within an inch of their life !!! We think this is sacrilegious.........hence, we have sympathetically restored and maintained this piece (And all our other oak pieces in our Inventory) by using wood nourishing oils only. This ensures that the pieces retain their patina and original beauty !!!

The entire unit sits on bun feet.

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PROVINCIAL FURNITURE: 'Provincial" furniture is the term used to describe pieces of furniture that were made in the more rural and rustic parts of the Country involved. Generally speaking, provincial pieces tend to be made from easily accessible local woods such as oak, ash and maple. Designs tended to be simpler in form than pieces made in the major cities. The major cities had greater access to more exotic imported woods and designs tended to be more more intricate and inspired by the prevailing global trends.Wealth also had a large part to play in most provincial pieces. Clearly, the wealthy people of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries wanted ONLY THE BEST AVAILABLE.............and would buy their furniture from high-end city retailers or manufacturers and often had then specifically made for them on commission. Ordinary folk could not afford this but would instead rely upon local cabinet makers for their furniture needs.

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Early 19C French Provincial Highly Carved Oak Bookcase.

Provenance: Bought from a reputable dealer in Ireland.

Dimensions: 99.5" High

The top bookcase section is 44.75" Wide and 51" High

The Base section is 38.50" High and 51" Wide

The pelmet is 10.75" High and 37" Wide

Price: $9,950.00. Sale Price Now: $7,950.00

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