Gorgeous French vintage kitchen scales in the style of Napoleon III. They date from the 30s. This was a popular style for scales in France. I have found a few of this style over the years but these are exceptional. They are solid and the wood is inlaid with an ebonized wood design on 3 sides. the scales sit on quirky little lions feet that are brass. The platters are solid brass and are sturdy, not lightweight like many.
A marble plateau sits on top, then the 2 little holders that hold the metal brass platters, both are stamped with a name and various numbers and signs. The scales have a viewing window front and back to see the 2 needles balance. I am selling them for display purposes as they do not weigh accurately now.
They are in good vintage condition. The wood is a little faded and the color is going in places. The marble is a lovely pale grey veined marble and it has no cracks, one little chip on a corner but it does not detract and it is at the back, some little nibbles. The arms that hold the trays are a little rusty in places and are showing some wear. The trays have various numerals stamped on them but I have been unable to trace the history of the mark, they have little signs of patina and oxidization but could be further polished if you wish. I have a kitchen scale addiction. I have a set of scales like this in my lounge that are larger and hold candles. I also have a set of butchers scales on my kitchen island that I use as a fruit bowl, why not it is great to put these old things to use. They would also look great if you have a large bathroom, they could hold your decorative soap. They would look great on a country farmhouse table as candle holders, they would look cute holding teat lights. I am sure you could think of even more ideas!
Height (includes brass trays): 21cm - 5.9"
Width: 44cm - 17.32"
Depth: 19cm - 7.48"
Diameter of brass trays: 21.2cm - 8.35"
Weight: 6 kg