18th Century Chestnut Vaisselier from the Brittany Region of France

Drawing on the ornate and symbolic nature of Celtic Art, furniture produced in Brittany at the end of the 18th century was heavily carved and told a story through its symbolic carvings. The local economy in Brittany was heavily dependent on fishing and maritime activities, so one often finds circles and ship’s wheels as a common decorative motif. The vaisselier was developed to display one’s cherished family porcelain and faience heirlooms.

86 in.Hx52 in.Wx23 in.D