Antique French Deco

Garbage collector - dust collection - shell - mother-of-pearl - Asian décor - tableware - French - Parisian apartment - chic - luxury


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  • Details
    Here is a shell that was used to pick up the crumbs on the tablecloth between two dishes. The shell is here alone, without its sweeper.
    This is still practiced in the great French restaurants.

    Before going to the cheese platter and after tasting cheeses, the "butler" of the restaurant comes to remove the crumbs left on the tablecloth by the bread used.

    It is an extremely refined practice but one that is done quite naturally.
    It is indeed unpleasant to eat with crumbs on the pretty tablecloth. Especially after the cheese, when we go to enjoy a dessert.
    Today the object is a little less voluminous and more discreet.

    At the time, these sets were made large enough to show its social class and the refinement of the object.

    This shell is made of hand-decorated papier-mâché and entirely handmade. The theme of Asia was very fashionable in the 19th century, during the reign of Napoleon III.

    She has lived a little (she is over 150 years old) and has marks of her age. That’s the way it goes. It remains a magnificent object that can be placed in an entrance, on a piece of furniture or hang on the wall. It can also be used precisely to present the bread on the table to his guests.

    Very chic!

    Shell dimensions:
    Length: 33.5 cm (13 in)
    Width: 25 cm (9.84 in)
    Height: 5 cm (1.96 in)
    Weight: 283 gr (9.98 oz)

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