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Large French Wooden Vendange Bucket from Burgundy

Large French Wooden Vendange Bucket from Burgundy

This wooden beauty was originally used to collect grapes from the vineyards during the "vendange" or grape harvest. It has an elaborate and quite stunning woven design to the top and bottom rims and has been branded with the initials "ML" under one handle. Hand-made of Sycamore and pine with wrought iron banding, we have left it in original found condition, but you may want to polish it with butcher's wax to remove the whitish areas and use it as a planter, kindling bucket, or storage for magazines and newspapers. Whatever use you choose, it is a stunning piece and will give you decades of pleasure inside or out. Please note it does not have drain holes, but we can drill them if you like.

France, CA 1920.

H: 16 in  D: 23 in  W: 39" w/ handles  W: 30" w/o handles

Price:  $1,100

Ref: CPL 1103

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French 19th C Wrought iron Laundry Basket with Handles

French 19th C Wrought iron Laundry Basket with Handles

An unusual item we picked up in the Southwest of France, this 19th Century hand-made laundry basket is a beauty. Featuring all handmade wrought iron with riveted construction, it has two handles for easy transport and is in beautiful condition. It does need a liner for laundry , but we will throw in a French antique linen sheet so you can have your seamstress run one up for you. Perfect in a hallway for holding scarves, gloves and hats, in your laundry room, or by the fireplace for logs and kindling. We love it's original rusty surface (that does not bleed onto fabric), but you may want to have it sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated to you specifications. Truly a versatile piece!

France, CA 1860.

H: 28 in  Diameter: 22.75 in  

Price:  $950

Ref: DSB 1038

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French Grape-Picker’s Hotte Marked "St. Émilion, Gironde"

French Grape-Picker's Hotte Marked "St. Émiion, Gironde"

We were fortunate enough to be able to source four original galvanized steel grape-picker hottes that vineyard workers used to wear on their backs to collect the harvested grapes from the vines. This beauty has a later stencil on it that reads "St. Émilion, Gironde" and an indistinct number near the bottom and features its original leather straps. The patina is glorious in spite of some expected small dents and they would make wonderful wall planters or decorative objects in your wine cellar. This one is the second from the right in the last photo. Priced and sold individually, but they would make a superb collection!

France, CA 1920.

H: 43 in  D: 14.25 in  W: 21 in

Price:  $1,200

Ref: CPL 1137

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French Grape-Picker’s Hotte Marked "Pauillac, Medoc"

French Grape-Picker's Hotte Marked Pauillac, Medoc

We were fortunate enough to be able to source four original galvanized steel grape-picker hottes that vineyard workers used to wear on their backs to collect the harvested grapes from the vines. This beauty has a later stencil on it that reads "Pauillac" and the number "6" near the bottom but its original leather straps have been replaced with plastic ones. The patina is glorious in spite of some expected small dents and they would make wonderful wall planters or decorative objects in your wine cellar. This one is on the far-right in the last photo. Priced and sold individually, but they would make a superb collection!

France, CA 1920.

H: 37.75 in  D: 12.75 in  W: 23 in

Price:  $1,200

Ref: CPL 1136

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French Grape-Picker’s Hotte Marked "St. Émilion, Gironde"

French Grape-Picker's Hotte Marked "St. Émilion, Gironde"

We were fortunate enough to be able to source four original galvanized steel grape-picker hottes that vineyard workers used to wear on their backs to collect the harvested grapes from the vines. This beauty has a later stencil on it that reads "St. Emilion, Gironde" and the number "22" near the bottom but still bears its original leather straps. The patina is glorious in spite of some expected small dents and they would make wonderful wall planters or decorative objects in your wine cellar. This one is the tallest and is the second one from the left in the last photo. Priced and sold individually, but they would make a superb collection!

France, CA 1920.

H: 47.5 in  D: 16 7/8 in  W: 21.75 in

Price:  $1,200

Ref: CPL 1135

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French Grape-Picker’s Hotte Marked "Pauillac, Medoc"

French Grape-Picker's Hotte Marked "Pauillac, Medoc"

We were fortunate enough to be able to source four original galvanized steel grape-picker hottes that vineyard workers used to wear on their backs to collect the harvested grapes from the vines. This beauty has a later stencil on it that reads "Pauillac, Medoc" and the number "6" near the bottom but still bears its original leather straps. The patina is glorious in spite of some expected small dents and they would make wonderful wall planters or decorative objects in your wine cellar. This one is on the far-left in the last photo. Priced and sold individually, but they would make a superb collection!

France, CA 1920.

H: 40.5 in  D: 13 in  W: 22 in

Price:  $1,200

Ref: CPL 1134

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Set of Fourteen French Antique Painted Wooden Boules

Set of Fourteen French Antique Painted Wooden Boules

Dating to the late 19th century, this wonderful set of French boules comprises three large balls, each with worn and original painted stripes in yellow, red, blue and green, and the two smaller accompanying target balls, both in red. We believe them to be hand-carved from oak, but they may be beech or sycamore and do have a lovely warm light patina. Please note that one of the target balls has been repaired with two screws. Used to play the game Pétanque (the French equivalent of Bocce), these make a wonderful decorative statement piled high in a glass cylinder or set in curtain rings as a mantlepiece or coffee table display (so they don't roll). The 12 large boules range in diameter from 4 to 4.25 inches, while the repaired target ball measures 2.5 inches in diameter and the smaller target ball measures 2.25 inches in diameter. Please note the white serving plate is not included.

France, CA 1880.

Diameter:  4.25, 4, 2.5, 2.25 in 

Price:  $975, the set

Ref: FBA 1019

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18th Century French Wrought Iron Wolf Head Weathervane in Stone Base

18th Century French Wrought Iron Wolf Head Weathervane in Stone Base

Now this is a stunning piece one doesn't find every day! it features a swiveling 18th C hand-wrought iron wolf's head weathervane without directionals and a stem decorated with all hand-wrought iron flowers, mounted in a limestone base. Perfect as a decorative item outside or in, it would make a lovely and unusual focal point in a small herb or kitchen garden or centered in a clipped boxwood knot garden. If you will be using it outdoors in cold climates, please install the limestone base on a piece of stone or a concrete footing to prevent moisture wicking and subsequent cracking.

France, CA 1780.

Overall: H: 55.75 in  W: 21 in  D: 20 in

Weathervane Alone: H: 41.25 in  W: 21 in

Base Alone: H: 14.5 in  D: 8 in  W: 7.5 in 

Price:  $4,800

Ref: DSW 1002

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Vintage French Vineyard Wine Corker

Vintage French Vineyard Wine Corker

We found this unusual piece making our rounds of the French brocantes and it is beauty! Used to put corks in wine bottles at a vineyard, it would make a great conversation piece in your wine cellar. Made of steel and in its original green paint it has a newer red plastic handle that can be removed if you like. Alternatively, place a fat pillar candle on the bottle platform and use it as an unusual candelabrum. Completely functional!

France, CA 1950.

H: 30.5 in  D: 11 in  W: 17 in

Price:  $750

Ref: DSB 1025

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Enormous French Zinc Bottle Rack with Rare Form

Enormous French Zinc Bottle Rack with Rare Form

We often see bottle racks in France with straight arms, but it is rare indeed to find one that has the old form with hand-crafted holes for the bottlenecks. This one is enormous and would make the perfect decorative accent in your wine cellar. Alternatively, it could be converted into a huge chandelier with empty bottles placed in the holders for added oomph in a two-story hallway or dining room. In lovely condition with a beautiful steel blue-grey color, this piece would also make a wonderful focal point in your garden as a trellis for sweet peas or other climbing vines.

France, CA 1870.

H: 65 in  D: 27.25 in

Price:  $1,750

Ref: DSB 1043

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German Painted Zinc and Iron Hexagonal Birdcage

German Painted Zinc and Iron Hexagonal Birdcage

We adore the weathered green painted surface of this unusual hexagonal-shaped zinc birdcage as well as its all-original condition. The pagoda-shaped roof with round finial is stunning and has lovely outwardly-sloping edges with little scrolled corbels at each corner. With its original wooden bird perch and zinc tray, this would make a wonderful home for your small feathered friends or a stunning centerpiece filled with ferns, moss or sedum. There are two doors, an inner rectangular one framed by an outer arched one that open separately and add lots of visual interest. Perfect outside or in, it will give you years of pleasure as a decorative or functional piece.

Germany, CA 1910.

H: 43 in  D: 20.5 in  W: 20.5 in

Price:  $4,350

Ref: DSB 1044

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Large Hand-Chased 19th Century French Copper Cauldron

Large Hand-Chased 19th Century French Copper Cauldron

What a beauty! This large handmade copper cauldron has a thick iron handle that extends on either side and the inside has been polished to a brilliant finish. All hand-chased on the interior with exquisite detail, we have left the original dark green verdigris surface on the outside for an interesting effect. You, however, may want to polish up the exterior as well. There has been an old and very good repair with molten brass to the bottom edge visible in photo #7, but the cauldron is water tight. We think it's a perfect fireplace accessory to hold kindling and small logs, but you may also use it as a planter and we can drill drain holes, flatten the bottom, and have a custom fiberglass liner made if you like (since copper is toxic to plants when they are in direct contact with it.) Alternatively, you can pop a plastic-potted topiary or profuse planting inside for a tidy solution. Please note that the diameter of the cauldron alone (without the handle extensions) is 28", but with the handles extensions, it measures 40.5" wide x 28" diameter x 16.5" hi.

France, CA 1820.

H: 16.5 in  D: 28 in  W: 40.5 in

Price:  $1,375

Ref: DSB 1042

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Ten Mid-Century French Painted Steel Mannequins

Ten Mid-Century French Painted Steel Mannequins

We found these tubular steel mannequins in the South of France and they are SO much fun! All retain a fair bit of their original painted surfaces but all have some surface rust. They can be sealed to keep the original patina intact if you plan to use them outdoors. We thought they would make funky trellises for beans or sweet peas, or group them around your pool or on your terrace for a unique conversation piece. All very solid and level. Priced and sold individually. Please note that the ones shown in the first seven photos came with their original rusty bases, but we had matching custom ones made for the other six mannequins. All 10 mannequins can be seen in photos 8-18.
From the left in the first photo, the first four measure:
Blue/Green mannequin: 64.75 hi x 17.25" wide x 18" square base
Black mannequin: 68.5" hi x 19.25" wide x 19" square base
Gold/White mannequin: 54.75" hi x 17.75" wide x 15 3/8" square base
Gold mannequin: 64.75" hi x 18" wide x 17.25" square base.
Please call us for dimensions on the remaining six.

France, CA 1960.

Price:  $965 each

Ref: DSM 1003 B-K

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Outstanding 19th C French Key Maker's Trade Sign

Outstanding 19th C French Key Maker's Trade Sign

Now here is a piece you don't find every day! This late 18th/early 19th C wrought iron trade sign once hung outside a key maker's shop, embedded into the stone walls with the two long horizontal arms. It has an outstanding patina with remnants of old dark green paint and the detailed craftsmanship is superb. It would make an exceptional decorative focal point inside or out and we can have the long arms cut if you would prefer a smaller piece. A truly fabulous piece of historical folk art!

France, CA 1800.

H: 67 in  D: 5.5 in  W: 44 in

Price:  $5,300

Ref: DSP 1021

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French Vineyard Painted Tole Trug

French Painted Vineyard Tole Trug

This French tole trug sports its original dark green paint and is in lovely vintage condition. Stenciled in black on one side "La Familiale Balland", it came from the famous Vineyard of Balland, which produces Sancerre wines to this day. Originally used by vineyard pickers to collect grapes, It would make a stunning centerpiece filled with grapes in your wine cellar table or could also be used to hold a a flower arrangement. Interior depth measures 7.25".

France, CA 1940s.

H: 13.5 in  D: 14.75 in  W: 19 in 

Price:  $875

Ref: DST 1011

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French Articulated Wooden Mannequin

French Articulated Wooden Mannequin

We saw this great mannequin in a shop in the town of Montcuq in SW France and just had to have it. In older cream color paint, it would make a great shop sign painted with your business name or "WELCOME" and pointing to the inside of your shop. Alternatively, it would make a unique piece of moveable art on a wall in either a child's room or anywhere else for the young at heart.

France, CA 1960.

H: 49 in  D: 0.5 in  W: 14 in (48 in wingspan)

Price:  $325

Ref: DSM 1002

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Pair of 'X-Ray' Clamshell-Shaped Mercury Glass Shades

Pair of 'X-Ray' Clamshell-Shaped Mercury Glass Shades

This is a wonderful pair of ribbed clamshell-shaped mercury glass shades, painted dark green on the outside and with a reflective surface inside. Perfect on an industrial polished steel extension or desk lamp. Signed "X-Ray" on original label. Priced and sold separately.

U.S.A., CA 1930.

H: 7.25 in  D: 6.25 in  W: 7.5 in 

Price:  $575 each

Ref: LLS 1001 & LLS 1002

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Tiled Arts and Crafts Bamboo Stick Stand

Tiled Arts and Crafts Bamboo Stick Stand

Wow! What a beauty and even the repaired tile on the left-hand side does not detract from its elegant presence. This real bamboo stick stand is beautifully crafted and has amazing little touches, such as the engraved brass buttons on the four top corners and the original galvanized drip tray. Perfect in a small space to hold umbrellas. Left hand tile has been repaired. Otherwise, in beautiful antique condition. Possible to have the repaired area that shows white painted to blend in.

English, CA 1910.

H: 34 in  D: 9.5 in  W: 27.25 in 

Price:  $1,200

Ref: DSS 1010

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French Art Deco Butterfly Umbrella Stand

French Art Deco Butterfly Umbrella Stand

Just gorgeous! This stunning French wrought iron umbrella stand is perfect for a diminutive apartment entranceway and features its original zinc drip-tray and four upper dividers. Perfect condition and an alluring price combine to make this one a must-have! The iron frame is perfect and the drip tray condition is very good, but has a few minor nicks and dents commensurate with age. 

France, CA 1920.

H: 27 in  D: 4.5 in  W: 23.5 in 

Price:  $2,100

Ref: DSU 1001

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Three Graduated Rattan Baskets

Three Graduated Rattan Baskets

A lovely set of three graduated rattan and bamboo baskets that neatly fit inside each other when not in use. Perfect for holding fruit, muffins, cutlery or the like in your kitchen or to carry items outside for garden dining.

France, CA 1960.

Large: H: 10 in  D: 13.25 in  W: 14.75 in

Medium: H: 9 in  D: 12.5 in  W: 12.5 in

Small: H: 8 in  D: 10.5 in  W" 12 in

Price:  $500, the set of 3

Ref: DSCH 1001

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