B879 - Gorgeous Antique French Marriage / Wedding Stand, Porcelain Roses & Hirondelle
Dating from the late 1800's this gorgeous antique French stand would have originally been displayed below a glass dome as part of the traditional marriage display.
The dome has long gone and this superb period piece would now make a fabulous decorative piece or a display stand for jewellery perhaps in a château chic boudoir.
The stand sits on an ebonised wooden plinth. The focal point of the stand is the plump red padded velvet cushion upon which the original orange blossom wedding couronne sits. The couronne has now timeworn but still looks divine as part of the display. It could now be removed and the cushion used to display other items.
Above the cushion is a mirror hand painted with a beautiful blue bird and flowers. Above and around this is a profusion of gilded toleware leaves and mirrors, and ceramic roses and convolvulus flowers. A stunning toleware hirondelle with a flower garland wreath in it's beak crowns this amazing confection.
Beneath the velvet cushion is another mirror surrounded by further toleware flowers and leaves and ceramic flowers.
The marriage stand is sturdy. It has timeworn a little over the years (see pics) but remains beautiful.
The stand measures:- 56 cm (22 inches) high x 33 cm (13 inches) wide x 22 cm (8.75 inches) deep.
A gorgeous timeworn treasure to add faded grandeur to any chateau chic boudoir and another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe.
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