The backstory behind this piece is that it was built by a French furniture maker around the turn of the century, was sold to a local family, and was then given back to the furniture maker in the late 30s as the owners feared that it would be destroyed under German occupation. It stayed with the furniture maker until it was acquired by a relative and shipped to the US in the 1960s. Very gothic; lots of griffins.
I acquired this from an aging relative who was career military, and had it shipped from the South of France in the 1960s.
This is a late Victorian era, circa 1900, hand carved oak sideboard server, purportedly by a French furniture maker, that has a harvest theme and is done in a Renaissance Revival style. As well, this would be in the category of Arts & Crafts furniture which was a return to hand crafting furniture and wares as an opposition to mass-production. It is not Gothic Revival in style, which would have markedly different decorative motifs. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.