Very nice pair of large painted French Fleurs de Lys, excellent for decoration, book-ends... The English translation of "fleur-de-lis" (sometimes spelled "fleur-de-lys") is "flower of the lily." This symbol, depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower, has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty, and in that sense it is said to signify perfection, light, and life. Legend has it that an angel presented Clovis, the Merovingian king of the Franks, with a golden lily as a symbol of his purification upon his conversion to Christianity. Others claim that Clovis adopted the symbol when waterlilies showed him how to safely cross a river and thus succeed in battle. We ship from Texas (not from France)! h-11"/ w-5"/ d-3.5"
Item ID: HD7300
Reasonable prices for these authentic & unique pieces of French antiques!
Provinces de France is a direct-importer of French antique furniture, accessories and outdoor elements (16 to 19th century)