Large 19th Century French Louis XIII Style Oak Demilune Hunt Enfilade Buffet
An impressive large 19th century Louis XIII style demilune hunt enfilade buffet handcrafted from solid old growth oak by an expert ébéniste in the Normandy region, circa 1880s. This handsome French Renaissance buffet found in a hunting lodge near Évreux, features detailed carvings all over. From the four drawers with the cartouche handles carved into the drawer face to the amazing detail in the sculptures rendered in full relief on each of the four cabinet doors that open to reveal a single shelf, this is one of the finest hunting buffets we've seen. The thick, solid carved panels with oval frames depicting the spoils of the hunt feature grouse and hare amongst oak leaves on the curved outer doors with other wild fowl in the field and marsh on the center doors. Beautifully carved molding appears around the top edge and base, with carved balusters having stylized Renaissance inspired motifs framing the doors. Raised on bun feet with back block feet. Hunting buffets 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. This intricately carved solid oak hunting buffet with its wonderful aged patina is a fine example of late Renaissance style furniture. A must for a hunting lodge, ranch or elegant dining room or study.
h - 40"
w - 92.25"
d - 21.5"
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