Antiques Furniture and Objets d'Arts
French Provincial Vaisselier from Bresse
France - Circa 1800
A fine model of Vaisselier like this one is functional and for the display
of beautiful pieces of earthenware or pewter on its shelves. A Vaisselier,
in France, would mostly be located in the main room of the house, because
of it's visibility, the local Cabinet maker would devote a great amount of
attention to the ornamentation which would vary considerably for each
Bresse is next to the Southern side of Burgundy and has given -with
Lorraine- the Vaisselier its "Lettres de Noblesse". Highly decorative ,it
is also unique in associating 2 tones of wood on its large door panels.
This particular Vaisselier Bressan has 2 doors and 3 drawers on the
sideboard part and 3 shelves for the upper part(2 large and 1 small)
flanked on each side by a small cabinet used for storing the liquors(which
construction is unique to this Province).
The wood here are cherry and elm curl for the inside doors panels. Typical
also is a very festooned low crosspiece with its half round rainure motive
in its center. The cornice is straight as it shall be but has underneath a
festooned crosspiece with a top on each side and carved flowers in the
center. The feet are slightly curved .
The all piece is Bresse vaisselier at is best; It does not come better
than this one.
A gorgeous piece with a fabulous patina.
Dimensions: Base is 63"W x
23"D - Top is 12"D - Total 88"H
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