19th Century French Black Forest Carved Bleached Oak Hunt Buffet Desserte
This heavily carved “Saint Hubert” cabinet server was crafted in France circa 1870. Hand carved of solid oak wood and built in two sections with top crown, the highly detailed antique desserte stands on bun feet over a straight plinth, and features exquisite carvings in high relief throughout. The removable top is dressed with an important hand carved boar head motif at the pediment flanked with scrolled acanthus leaf decor on both sides. The center part has a display shelf with carved edges, further embellished with floral and leaf motifs on each back panels. The lower section has two carved drawers across the front dressed with iron pulls; it features two doors decorated with carved bird and fish trophy medallions, and embellished with foliage decor. The inside reveals shelving and plenty of additional storage. The spectacular “Buffet de Chasse” is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich bleached patinated finish. Place this Black Forest credenza sideboard in a hunting lodge entry, or a dining room in any ranch style house. A true one of a kind with incredible thick carvings! Two keys included. Measure: 54.5″ W x 22″ D x 88″ H.
|54.5" W x 22" D x 88" H
Late 19th Century