This is a wonderful antique French copper daubiere dating from the 19th century.
The copper is hammered and has old-fashioned dovetail seams, a technique that requires great skill and a great deal of time.
The three handles are iron with copper rivets.
The inside is brushed with tin and is well preserved and cared for.
Like all daubieres, it has a perfectly snug-fitting lid which still seals the pot hermetically for slow stewing.
Beautifully proportioned, it’s a rare find.
It measures 8 inches by 6 3/4 inches and is 6 inches high.
Wonderful Garnier Frères antique folding tourist map of Paris monuments and its surroundings, circa 1900.
The Nouveau Paris Monumental is double sided. One one side, there’s a map featuring the metro and illustrated with Paris monuments. The reverse side shows chateaux and monuments beyond the city, some of which have disappeared. The map shows some metro lines, train routes and there’s a “légende vélocipédique” for cyclists.
Printed before Metro line 12 was built and when suburbs like Aubervilliers were just leafy hamlets.
Still with its original smart hardback cover with embossed detail.
Measures 29 inches x 22 ¼ inches
Very good condition, no tears or stains. Slight foxing around the corners.
This is a fine 20th century statuette of a hunting dog in bronze with silvered patina.
It’s extremely well crafted. The subject is beautifully observed and lifelike, perfectly capturing the dog’s posture as it holds the bird.
Length 8 1/5 inches 21cm
Height 6 1/3 inches / 16cm
Weight 1.3 kilos
In excellent condition
French Art Deco chrome and macassar wood cocktail stick set or snail set attributed to Benjamin Rabier.
The set is complete with 6 cocktail sticks in 6 holes.
Super condition – tchin tchin!
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Stylish French Art Deco miniature mirror tray and matching bonbonniere/cigarette, c1930.
It has a grooved aluminium trim and stylish scrolled handles with dark wood veneer. The box is in pressed glass and the tray is mirrored, with a good felt back and stud feet.
The tray measures 8 inches x 6 inches excluding handles – large enough to serve a cocktail or liqueurs for two.
The box measures 6 inches x 4 ½ inches and 3 inches high.
In very good condition.
This is an elegant French épergne vase dating to the late 19th century.
It has a brass weighted mount with ornate base and a fluted, 9 sided cornate in mould blown glass.
Height 13 ½ inches / 34cm
Length of glass vase 7 ½ inches / 19cm
Very good condition.
This antique salt glaze jar has a lovely warm honey glaze which contrasts with streaks of coppery-brown. It is a traditional hand-made item from the south-west of France, well over 100 years old, and totally authentic.
It was intended to contain oil or vinegar (which was every bit as precious for preserving and flavouring.) Originally, it would have had a cork – and if that’s what you have in mind, you’ll find a cork from a wine bottle fits perfectly. With its wide, flat bottom, it will never tip over and spill what’s inside.
Function aside, it’s a beautiful example of antique French salt-glazed ware, very decorative and nowadays very rare.
Diameter 8 inches
Height 6 1/2 inches
Super condition, no damage.
This is a very pretty French vintage wicker basket with unusually fine lacy weaving.
Hand woven in a honey coloured wicker, it’s perfect for display in a French country-inspired interior … or for taking with you on Market Day.
Height excluding handles 9 inches / 23 cm
Length 12 inches / 30 cm
In very good vintage condition with no discolouration or damage.
Original Jacques Adnet chrome-plated ice cube tongs, a classic design dating from around 1950.
Inside the centre disc is a spring mechanism for grasping and holding the ice cube. The ridged tips stop the ice cube from slipping.
A classic and elegant piece of mid century barware by a legend of 20th century design.
In very good condition, perfect working order.
This is a very stylish pair of French antique candlesticks, with holders for two candles apiece.
In fact, Art Deco candlesticks don’t come much more Art Deco than this! Note the elegant lines, bright chrome and dark mahogany hardwood bases and spheres.
Height 8 inches
Width 5 inches
They’re in very good vintage condition with some cosmetic wear.
How many litres of creamy milk must these lovely ladles poured in their time?
A feature of farmhouse kitchens just after the war (and occasionally country schools, so we’re told) these sets are now quite rare. Made of aluminium by SEB, they range in size from 1cl to 1 litre.
In lovely condition with no bumps or bashes.
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Once upon a time (1950s/60s), egg stands like this were a common sight on the zinc counters of Paris cafés, on hand for peckish regulars. But that was then.
A charming vintage feature for a kitchen or restaurant, this stand is made of sturdy, bound metal wire. It has 12 holders for normal sized eggs, a bread basket at the base and a larger basket at the top for a salt shaker.
Height 33cm / 13 inches
Width 20.3cm / 8 inches.
Good vintage condition with some signs of age and wear – nothing to worry about.
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