Mid 19th Century Breton Marriage Armoire

Mid 19th Century Breton Marriage Armoire

Code: 10368


W: 137cm (53.9")H: 196cm (77.2")D: 62cm (24.4")


Mid 19th Century Breton hand carved chestnut marriage armoire from Trégunc in south west Brittany c1851.
The armoire would have been commissioned by the father of the bride, birds & flowers symbols of love & marriage.
The brass stud detail was often used on provincial Breton furniture.
The traditional stone longere, would have small windows down one side, facing away from the most exposed weather.
The interiors were dark but the polished brass studs would twinkle in the candlelight to add warmth & decoration.
A blank canvas inside, we would generally fit a shelf and hanging rail
The finish is currently in an as found 'dry' state, it could be left like this or waxed to bring up a richer more polished look.
Can be taken apart for delivery