19th Century Antique French Louis XIII Style Carved Oak Buffet de Chasse or Hunting Buffet
A very nice 19th century Louis XIII style buffet de chasse or hunt buffet handcrafted by talented artisans near Lyon of solid oak, circa 1880s. This handsome French Renaissance buffet features carved gadrooning on the top edge above two carved drawers with carved grotesque masks of wild boar as handles over two doors with bas relief carvings of French hunting dogs, probably Griffon Nivernais. The two intricately detailed doors featuring dogs in the field and marsh are solid carved panels done by an expert ébéniste and are flanked by barley twist columns resting on a carved plinth base. The whole raised on two front bun feet and two back block feet. A meticulously carved hunting buffet, it's is a fine example of late Renaissance style furniture, and is perfect for a hunting lodge, ranch, or elegant dining room or study.
Buffets de chasse were found in French hunting lodges and were used to present game after the hunt. Various forms of the hunt were depicted in the furniture, tapestries and paintings over the centuries. The hunt was considered to be a pastime of Royalty and the privileged class.
h - 38"
w - 57; top w - 55"
d - 22"
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