Antique French Deco

Pick up crumbs - pick up dust - shell - mother-of-pearl - Asian decor - tableware - French - Parisian apartment - chic - luxury


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

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

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

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

    This paper mache shell is hand decorated and completely handcrafted. The theme of Asia was very fashionable in the 19th century, under the reign of Napoleon III.

    It has lived a little (it is over 150 years old) and has signs of its age. This is completely normal. It remains a magnificent object that can be placed in an entrance, on a piece of furniture or hung on the wall. You can also use it to present the bread on the table to your guests.

    Very stylish!

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

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