Rare Pair of Long Handled Rectangular French Planters by Chanal
We see pieces by the famous French maker, Chanal, from time to time, but never a pair of such long jardinieres. In an exceptional weathered and greening surface with traces of crusty white paint (and a bit of yellow that easily flakes off), each planter features iron handles on both short ends and cylindrical feet that raise the planters up sufficiently for them to drain. Made of fiber cement, a durable and lightweight material, these can be left outside in all weather, but we do recommend emptying them of dirt and turning them upside-down with their drain holes open in harsh winter climates. They would be lovely on a terrace potted up with mounded moss for a very Zen-like feel or go to town with a profuse display of tall annuals or perennials such as glauca, agapanthus or small topiary. In excellent structural condition, they will give you decades of planting pleasure, but also stand alone as sculptural pieces. Please note that we also have a pair of square Chanal planters (Stock # CPL 1154) shown in the last photo that you might also want to form a grouping. Please note that the interior planting well depth is 11 inches.
France, CA 1970s
H: 16.25 in D: 11 7/8 in W: 41 1/8 in
Price: $3,400, the pair
Ref: CPL 1167