FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES. Where You Will Find Beautiful & Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France. This is one such item. French Antique Copper Water Container'Lavabo. With Basin Gorgeous and Rare...Rare Antique French Copper Water Holder for the Kitchen. What did people do for water in the kitchen before you could just turn on the tap? Well they had one of these hanging on the wall...
This truly Rare piece is a charming'fontaine murale' or hanging wall water container in copper. This is something so'very French' and of course it was a necessity.
This piece is clearly artisanally made of beaten copper and joined with the traditional'dove-tailed' seams. This one has its original basin!! It is extremely unusual to find a complete set.. The container with lid and the basin. The two pieces hung on the wall with the basin a few inches below the tap.
This piece is in very good antique condition. The container and basin both have a few dents and dings here and there as expected. The original tap is in place.
This'fontaine' could not be used for its intended purpose, but it would be wonderful displayed in a French-style kitchen as a unique decorative piece, or mounted on a garden wall. The water container measures with the lid approx. 17 inches tall from the tip of the spigot to the top of the brass ball handle on the lid. 15 inches across and 7 1/2 inches deep.
++Fabulous for an Authentic French-style kitchen++. Your parcel will be professionally packed. This will be less than our actual cost. So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items.
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Again because these items are Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used. Still it is inevitable that occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend on any given item. I always carefully launder and iron my items and in doing so inspect them carefully for a second time.
If I notice a small flaw on an item I put that in my description. It is my hope that my customers understand that I would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large stains or tears.But please do understand that because the items I sell are Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely absolutely "pristine and perfect" as if they were new. Like all fine antiques, they will have their own sort of patina. Some sellers do sell these vintage items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their customers of that fact. Because the items I sell are generally much sought after here in France and abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. I travel far and wide in my region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes, antique shops and private sellers.
I visit Paris from time to time, and I search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible. My travel costs to seek out new items are significant. Finally and very importantly for my customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy and time and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly.For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers. These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art. Still I do my best to keep my prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past. VINTAGE FRENCH LINENS AND ANTIQUES. Come back soon and do. And be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "French Antique Copper Water Container'Lavabo' with Basin Gorgeous and Rare" is in sale since Thursday, July 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "2007nanb" and is located in Castelnau de Guers. This item can be shipped worldwide.