Whimsical and beautiful antique French Breton Cabinet in oak and chestnut. This beautiful piece has incredible renaissance style relief carvings on each door panel, featuring different pub scenes. Each drinking scene has a very pictorial story: there is a duel or knife fight, a scene of dancing and merriment, a card game, a scene of vivid discussion and even an “end of the night” scene where a man is doubled over a barrel while his wife nags him!
Two three-dimensional figures of musicians work as two columns to support the top crown of the cabinet. Their lifelike stances and highly detailed carvings add even more visual interest and artistry to this piece. Lions heads are also featured in this piece.
A true delight for the eyes, this piece also has a great sense of humor. A fabulous piece for a bar, a family room or office, this mid to late 19th century piece will bring smiles (and a sense of awe) to everyone’s faces.