French Hand Carved Stone Head of the Virgin from the Croix Rouge, Lyon, France
We normally don't buy religious pieces, but the skill of carving, the depth of her serenity, and the large size made us reconsider this outstanding piece. Sourced from the Croix Rouge (Red Cross) in Lyon during a renovation, and dating to the early 19th century, this piece makes an exceptional focal point outside in the garden or inside on a museum mount. The brown fibers on the statue are moss that will green up, if she is placed directly in contact with the earth and left in a damp and shady spot. The carving is sensational with her wavy hair and closed eyes, and her face is in perfect weathered condition. Although made of a hard white limestone, we recommend that you bring her indoors in harsh winter climates.
Three-Dimensional Metal and Acrylic Painting of Beach Chairs by the Seaside
Not our usual fare, but we were completely taken with the uniqueness of this three-dimensional painting with its vibrant colors, realistic depiction of sand and sea, and the striped chairs, which put you smack in the middle of a French plage (beach). Overall in good vintage condition, there are some losses to the metal frames of the beach chairs, a patch where the applied "sand" has worn away, and maybe a bit of bleed-through of rust in the sky (or it could be the way the artist painted it), but we think this only adds to its realistic feel. Perfect anywhere at a beach home and stunning when paired with our red "Pecheur" painted bistro set with 8 chairs (Stock # FDS 1019).
We adore the vibrant glazing on this creamy-colored terracotta pot, as well as its elegant flared form. Dating to the mid-20th century, it has a single original drain-hole that can be plugged if you would like to use this as a large vase. In gorgeous overall condition, there is a small chip to the bottom rim, shown in the photos, right near the drain-hole, but it is invisible when the pot is standing. Please note that pots glazed on the inside were never intended to be used as planters, although clearly this one was at one time. It will be fine left outside planted up in mild winter climates, but must be brought inside during freezing weather in harsh climates. Beautiful alone as a focal point on a table or in a corner, or paired with some of our other green-glazed pots shown in the last two photos, this beauty will give you many years of visual pleasure and utility as well.
France, CA 1950
H: 20.25 in Diameter: 15 3/8 in Mouth Diameter: 9 in
This mid-19th century butchers game rack is superb in all respects and features more sharp hooks than you have hares to hang! Beautifully riveted and polished to a deep burnished gunmetal grey, it would make a wonderful over-island apartment pot rack or the perfect piece from which to dry herbs and flowers. Alternatively, it would make an exquisite bed corona draped with filmy white cotton.
Large Distinctive-Shaped "Henriot" Champagne Cooler
This one is our favorite among the three champagne coolers we have for sale. With its modern and very unusual shape, one side is taller than the other and it features the Henriot logo on the exterior of the cooler, as well as on the inside top. In good vintage condition, this one has a few light scratches, to both the interior and exterior but nothing that will impair its good looks or serviceability.
Large "Laurent Perrier" Champagne Cooler with Inscribed Leather-Covered Handle
This stainless steel beauty is wonderful for parties where multiple bottle of wine or champagne need cooling, as you can fit 5 or more bottles into this cooler. In lovely vintage condition, it has a moveable leather-covered handle inscribed with "Laurent Perrier" and a stunning brass label on the front. The sides of the handles are etched with the logo "LP". PLEASE NOTE: We have two of these coolers available.
France, CA 1960.
Height with handle up: 18 1/8 in Height with handle down: 11 1/8 in Diameter: 15 in
We found two of these lovely hand-made oak milk buckets at our local brocante in Tournon d'Agenais, and they are beauties. We have cleaned and polished them so their deep lustrous patina shows to their best effect. They would make great decorative items on a coffee table or large mantelpiece, in your kitchen to hold potted plants, or by a small fireplace to hold kindling. This is the taller of the two. Please see Stock # DSB 1046 for the second one.
We found two of these lovely hand-made oak milk buckets at our local brocante in Tournon d'Agenais, and they are beauties. We have cleaned and polished them so their deep lustrous patina shows to their best effect. They would make great decorative items on a coffee table or large mantelpiece, in your kitchen to hold potted plants, or by a fireplace to hold kindling. This is the shorter of the two. Please see Stock # DSB 1045 for the second one.
This stunning double-handled amphora was originally used for water and is in perfect condition. With its beautiful patina, it would make a lovely planter inside or out, or use it simply as an object d'art. It already has a drain hole drilled, but please make sure to bring it inside for winter in cold climates.