19th Century French Carved Oak Hunt Buffet Server with Grape and Vine Motifs
This heavily carved antique “Saint Hubert” desserte server was crafted in France circa 1870. Hand carved of solid oak wood and built in three sections, the highly detailed cabinet stands on bracket feet over a straight plinth, and features exquisite carvings in high relief throughout. The top section is dressed with an important hand carved fruit motif cornice at the pediment, flanked with scrolled decor of acanthus leaves on both sides. The center part has two display shelves with scalloped edges, and decorated with leaf motifs at each end; it is further embellished with grape and vine motifs on both back panels. The lower section with lion head figures and foliage, has two carved drawers across the front dressed with iron pulls; the two doors are decorated with carved bird trophy medallions in high relief, and embellished with vine and grape decor, and the traditional Louis XVI ribbon bow. The inside reveals shelving with plenty of additional storage. The spectacular “Buffet de Chasse” is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich walnut patina. 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 craftsmanship work ! Measure: 56.5″ W x 24″ D x 84.75″ H.
|56.5" W x 24" D x 84.75" H
Late 19th Century