19C Pair of French Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchairs. GORGEOUS PAIR of 19th Century French…
19C French Pair of Provincial Hand Carved Solid Walnut Jardiniere Stands…………………………………..REALLY NICE provincial French piece from circa 1860.
This is a pair of jardiniere or plant stands…….hand carved with floral motif……from a single piece of solid walnut.
They are beautiful and RARE rustic pieces.
JARDINIERE: Jardinière is a French word, from the feminine form of “gardener”. Jardinière has three meanings:
1.A flower box, a receptacle (usually a ceramic pot or urn) or more rarely a stand upon which, or into which, plants may be placed. (The French themselves refer to tabletop versions of such receptacles as cachepots.) Jardinières tend to be highly decorative and are sometimes used as garden accent elements for large plants and for raised culinary and herb gardens.
2.A dish that is cooked or served with a mixture of spring vegetables, such as peas, carrots, and green beans.
3.A name for the golden ground beetle, the European mole cricket, and other species of beetles that attack plants in kitchen gardens.
Gertrude Jekyll wrote:
“There are some English words which have no equivalent in French, but then there are a great many more French words … for which we have no English. One of these is jardinière. Even in French it does not quite rightly express its meaning, because the obvious meaning of jardinière is female gardener, whereas what we understand by it … is a receptacle for holding pot-plants”
PROVINCIAL FURNITURE: ‘Provincial” furniture is the term used to describe pieces of furniture that were made in the more rural and rustic parts of the Country involved. Generally speaking, provincial pieces tend to be made from easily accessible local woods such as oak, ash and maple. Designs tended to be simpler in form than pieces made in the major cities. The major cities had greater access to more exotic imported woods and designs tended to be more more intricate and inspired by the prevailing global trends.Wealth also had a large part to play in most provincial pieces. Clearly, the wealthy people of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries wanted ONLY THE BEST AVAILABLE………….and would buy their furniture from high-end city retailers or manufacturers and often had then specifically made for them on commission. Ordinary folk could not afford this but would instead rely upon local cabinet makers for their furniture needs.
19C French Pair of Provincial Hand Carved Solid Walnut Jardiniere Stands.
Provenance: Bought at Auction in Europe.
Dimensions: Each is 27″ Tall, 10.5″ wide at the base and the top has a diameter of 9.75″
Condition: Good original condition. Some cracks and very minor losses through age.