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This heavy, metal kitchen scale exudes charm and evokes visions of a French country kitchen with heavenly smells wafting upward from the stove. It originated in Lille, France and dates from 1900-1910.
It is entirely of iron/metal which has been case on the front panel in a decorative design. A large stylized lion is placed at the bottom center, mouth open and teeth bared. his main flows out underneath him. Large flowers rest beside his face and float upwards to the sides. Two feather-shaped leaves float upward to the top where a large flower drapes downward. This front panel has an aged patina of green, burnt umber and sienna brown. The face of the scale reads, "Balance de Famille" and has numbers for measurement in kilos. There is one long measuring hand. The measuring shelf has an intricate cut-out pattern. The scale stands on three legs and has a little door and knob at on the side.
It is in very good and solid condition. It measures:11" tall, 6 3/4" wide and 6" deep. The face measures: 5" in diameter. We are selling this piece as a decorative piece of history, not as a working scale.
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Antique French Kitchen Balance (Kitchen Scale)
French Antiques: 19th Century French Smalls: Sewing, Religious, Bronze Figures-French Books and Bindings