This fabulous French table-top jardinière, which dates from the 1910s-1920s, reflects the decorative refinements of both the Art Nouveau and Art Déco eras, with angular shapes and motifs added to graceful curves and lines. It has a very appealing reflective golden finish on the exterior, and a silver plate coating in the interior. Its richly ornamented side handles and feet are made of a heavier, darker material, most likely spelter. It comes with its original, removable clear glass insert.
As photos show, the ensemble is near mint. The golden finish shows VERY limited signs of age, mostly confined to minor rubbing under one handle. The handles and feet are soundly bound and intact. The glass insert is almost pristine, with just a tiny impact at the bottom of the interior, but no chipping whatsoever along the edges.
Simply put, this ornate jardiniere is a sublime work of art which clearly was very-well cared for during its many years. It would be a stunning addition to any interior.
The jardiniere is 17" long including the side handles, 6" wide and 5¾" at its highest.
The glass insert is 13" long, 5¾" wide, and from 3½" to 4½" deep.
The ensemble weighs 3.62lbs (1.64 kg).
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French 1910s-1920s Art Nouveau - Art Deco jardiniere / table center piece, with clear glass insert