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We have collected choice pieces from our old region of France here in Ireland and beyond. It is only a small sample of our range that we will try to update whenever we get the opportunity.
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Friday, June 4, 2021
20th Century French Vintage Equine Horse Fireplace Fender, Fire Dogs, Andirons - Opposing Rearing Horses - Original Condition - D/FD102
An unusual pair or fireside andirons; a pair of rearing stallions in bronze with the supporting ironwork attached. An andiron or firedog, (fire-dog or fire dog) is a bracket support, normally found in pairs, on which logs are laid for burning in an open fireplace, so that air may circulate under the firewood allowing better burning and less smoke. Often andirons are now used as purely decorative items by a fire - and these are very surely decorative. They are in completely original condition as we found them with some patination from the heat of the fire - and it goes without saying that they are very heavy.
Each horse measures over 12" tall, about twelve and a quarter inches or 31cm. The greatest width from hoof to tail is nearly 11" or about 28cm wide. The depth of each horse with the supporting metal brackets attached, is 13.5" or 34cm.
These beautifully designed items would be an equally great addition to any fire or stove setting in a modern or classical home; the stallions have beautifully fluid lines and are not over-stylised
Pair of Antique Black Forest Wooden Hand Carved Epergne Holders / Candle Sticks with Handles - c.1800s - French Antique Furnishing - AQ1/25
An amazing pair of hand carved wooden black forest candlesticks or 'epergne' from the eighteen hundreds or earlier. The pair depict opposing birds; as they are hand carved, they are not exactly the same. Made from a mid-brown close grained wood that is not weighty, they have been stained and also darkened over the years until they are dark brown in colour. The hand carving is detailed and the birds have each been sculpted on a mound from a single piece of wood and the simple round turned base then attached with two large screws. The birds stand in front of a shrub which has been cleverly fashioned to include a handle between the leaves and the trunk, so they can be moved from room to room; the trunk itself forms the recess for a candle. At the time they were carved, the handle would be extremely important, as candles were not simply for decoration and atmosphere as they often are today.
Your purchase will be carefully packed in recycled wrapping where possible and despatched via 'AnPost', the from our home on the wild Atlantic way here in Ireland.
**** THE PRICE INCLUDES WORLDWIDE TRACKED SHIPPING ****
Friday, May 28, 2021
Boxed Twin Set of Bjorn Wiinblad Playing Cards - With Original Leather Presentation Box - Pre-Owned Vintage VGC - 1970s Originals - TC1/102
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ornate Napoleon III - 17" French Wall Crucifix late 1800's to early 1900's - Gothic Rosewood and Ebonised Wood - Filigree Details - R3/60
This is an amazing item, from a Chateau on the confluence of the Vienne and Liore Rivers - the craftsmanship is beautiful and the mix of woods with intricate metalwork is simply superb.
Overall dimensions of the crucifix: 17"(43cm) high by 10" (25.5cm) wide and a depth of 1.5" (3.5cm); the weight unpackaged is 0.45 kg.
Your purchase will be very carefully packed in recycled packaging where possible, and despatched via the Irish An Post postal service. *** THE PRICE INCLUDES TRACKED DELIVERY ***
WE DISPATCH PROMPTLY BUT ANY POSTAL AND COURIER DELIVERY DELAYS DURING THE PANDEMIC ARE COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Five Inch Silver Plated Sugar Cube or Pickle Picker in Box - French Antique from 1920s - Sugar Tongs - K3/319
We love to come across these sugar tong pickers quite in France, as although the French still use sugar cubes daily for their coffee, they consider them old fashioned. We think they are superb! These elegant French vintage Pickers from the 1920's are fun to use even if you don't take sugar. Push down on the end of the handle and the claws open smoothly to pick up your chosen item...... sugar cube..... Pickles ..... or something a bit more interesting......in their slightly serrated three-pronged jaws.
This high quality antique picker, is made in French Engineered Stainless steel with a classy etched zig-zag pattern along the shaft. The prongs are well aligned and the pusher is in good working order. The finger rest is in a daisy shape. The picker is antique and shows signs of use; the plating has some marks that may polish out. The Hallmark and Maker's mark are in the centre of the jaws and can be clearly seen when the picker is open. A very nice antique item that comes in a beautifully decorated box; the box is the original, in heavy card with a white 'linen' finish and golden and green images of Paris - most notably, the Eiffel Tower. The picker is protected by the lid and in addition a folded acetate type of early plastic cover.
Your purchase will be very carefully packaged with recycled materials where possible and despatched via the Irish An Post postal service; THE PRICE INCLUDES TRACKED SHIPPING.
WE DISPATCH PROMPTLY BUT PLEASE BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE POSTAL AND COURIER DELIVERY DELAYS DURING THE PANDEMIC WHICH ARE COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL.