Geaux Vintage Antiques
Antique French Carved Oak Cabinet Breton Bagpipe Brittany Petite Bookcase
Direct from France~
Tall and slender antique French cabinet, with very unique Breton carvings!~
The most outstanding feature is the large, dimensionally carved door panel
that depicts a Breton man playing a “biniou”, which is a Breton bagpipe!
Carvings are rich with details, note the gentleman’s traditional period dress,
including hat to boots, as well as his facial features as he blows on the
biniou. Overhead are carved leaves amongst the tree limbs and a village church
in the background.~
Scalloped trim to the corners below the door. Lower open display area
has carved medallion to the back panel and more scalloped trim below.~
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 recognizable due to it’s very ornate carvings. A
hallmark feature 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
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. Typically the furniture is carved out of chestnut or oak, with a dark
59”ht (almost 5 ft.) x 23.5” x 16”.
NOTE: All of our antiques are direct from Europe. I personally select each
item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always
find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques.
Please shop our store and feel free to email with any questions!
Due to the larger size, this item requires freight service. White glove
service, fully insured, FOB Shreveport, delivered and placed inside your home
first floor only). Typically 5-7 weeks, depending on your location. Free
pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.
Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches,
imperfections. Key included, but old locks are finicky and not guaranteed to
work. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the
Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of French, English and European
antique furniture, as well as an outstanding selection of antique home décor.
with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?”…