Seller: antiquebadger (203) 100%, Location: Llanfairfechan, Ships to: GB, Item: 192040058321 Product Type: Bookcases, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Art Deco, Age: 1800-1899, Material: Walnut, Details: Very fine Carved 19th Cenury / Victorian Oak Library Bookcase / Dresser / Buffet featuring Dionysus / Bacchus / Green Man Masks / Lions Head Masks / Grotesques / Dragons / Dolphins / Cornucopia / Flowers / Grapes / Shells / Nymphs SALE – now 50% off original price – for limited period only! All proceeds of sale to go towards the church restoration. Any questions or to view, please call or email. 07711 706799 19TH CENTURY CARVED OAK SIDEBOARD / BAR / Library Bookcase / Dresser A STUNNING SIDEBOARD / DRESSER OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS. In very good Original Condition A Victorian carved oak sideboard Exceptionally ornate, with masks and foliate scroll ornaments, etc. The top with shelves with two frieze drawers with cupboard below enclosed by a pair of panelled doors with foliate scroll ornaments and depicting excellent carving throughout within foliate scrolls and drawers within canted angles on plinth base. In very good Original Condition Approximate Dimensions in inches: Width 59 Depth 22 Height 98.5 Height to surface 39 A most imposing piece of furniture. Please study the photographs carefully which convey a thousand words and constitute an important part of the description. This item has developed an incredible and beautiful warm patina over the years. We can find no significant wear or damage to this item, which is unusual for such a highly decorated item. This item comes straight out of the vicarage, where it has resided for a very many years! Any number of pics cannot do this item justice. Viewing recommended. Excellent condition with only the odd mark as would be expected of an item of this age. Nothing that detracts. Please study my other auctions for other unique / unusual antiques and curios. Please note that our items are mainly antique / vintage and therefore will inevitably show some signs of their past history and usage. We endeavour to point out any major defects that we find. We encourage and welcome viewings, so you can ensure you are satisfied before bidding. We also welcome and encourage any questions, before the end of the auction, as we want you to be satisfied before you bid and pleased with your purchase. If your preference is for unique antique / vintage items, look no further… we will be delighted to help, if we possibly can. Furthermore, if you are not entirely satisfied, please do let us know and give us the opportunity to remedy. We generally leave items in their original condition, as that is the way many buyers prefer them. However, at the Buy It Now price, we will be delighted to let our restorer give it a polish, if that is your preference. Any number of pics cannot do this item justice. Viewing recommended. Excellent condition with only the odd mark as would be expected of an item of this age. Nothing that detracts. You will not be disappointed. Please study my other auctions for other unique / unusual antiques and curios.Delivery from just £30 for England and Wales, please ask for a quote for Scotland/Ireland or further afield! Or can be collected for free or if you prefer you can arrange collection via your own courier. Paypal accepted. Cheque / postal order / banker's draft / cash on collection preferred please. Any queries through ebay or call 07711 706799. Please leave a message with your contact details and query if I do not get to the phone. Thank you. Dionysus Dionysus (/daɪ.əˈnaɪsəs/; Greek: Διόνυσος, Dionysos) is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in Greek mythology. Alcohol, especially wine, played an important role in Greek culture with Dionysus being an important reason for this life style. His name, thought to be a theonym in Linear B tablets as di-wo-nu-so (KH Gq 5 inscription), shows that he may have been worshipped as early as c. 1500–1100 BC by Mycenean Greeks; other traces of the Dionysian-type cult have been found in ancient Minoan Crete. His origins are uncertain, and his cults took many forms; some are described by ancient sources as Thracian, others as Greek. In some cults, he arrives from the east, as an Asiatic foreigner; in others, from Ethiopia in the South. He is a god of epiphany, "the god that comes", and his "foreignness" as an arriving outsider-god may be inherent and essential to his cults. He is a major, popular figure of Greek mythology and religion, and is included in some lists of the twelve Olympians. Dionysus was the last god to be accepted into Mt. Olympus. He was the youngest and the only one to have a mortal mother. His festivals were the driving force behind the development ofGreek theatre. Modern scholarship categorises him as a dying-and-rising god. The earliest cult images of Dionysus show a mature male, bearded and robed. He holds a fennel staff, tipped with a pine-cone and known as a thyrsus. Later images show him as a beardless, sensuous, naked or half-naked androgynous youth: the literature describes him as womanly or "man-womanish". In its fully developed form, his central cult imagery shows his triumphant, disorderly arrival or return, as if from some place beyond the borders of the known and civilized. His procession (thiasus) is made up of wild female followers (maenads) and bearded satyrs with erect penises. Some are armed with the thyrsus, some dance or play music. The god himself is drawn in a chariot, usually by exotic beasts such as lions or tigers, and is sometimes attended by a bearded, drunken Silenus. This procession is presumed to be the cult model for the human followers of his Dionysian Mysteries. In hisThracian mysteries, he wears the bassaris or fox-skin, symbolizing a new life. Dionysus is represented by city religions as the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society and thus symbolizes everything which is chaotic, dangerous and unexpected, everything which escapes human reason and which can only be attributed to the unforeseeable action of the gods. Also known as Bacchus (/ˈbækəs/ or /ˈbɑːkəs/; Greek: Βάκχος, Bakkhos), the name adopted by the Romans and the frenzy he induces, bakkheia. His thyrsus is sometimes wound with ivy and dripping with honey. It is a beneficent wand but also a weapon, and can be used to destroy those who oppose his cult and the freedoms he represents. He is also calledEleutherios ("the liberator"), whose wine, music and ecstatic dance frees his followers from self-conscious fear and care, and subverts the oppressive restraints of the powerful. Those who partake of his mysteries are possessed and empowered by the god himself. His cult is also a "cult of the souls"; his maenads feed the dead through blood-offerings, and he acts as a divine communicant between the living and the dead. In Greek mythology, he is presented as a son of Zeus and the mortal Semele, thus semi-divine or heroic: and as son of Zeus and Persephone or Demeter, thus both fully divine, part-chthonic and possibly identical with Iacchus of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Some scholars believe that Dionysus is a syncretism of a local Greek nature deity and a more powerful god from Thrace or Phrygia such as Sabazios or Zalmoxis.