François ANGUIER (1604 – 1669), Pair of antique garden cast iron vases, North Parterre, Versailles Gardens

Important pair of cast iron garden vases. The upper part with lattice pattern of to bottom braces, the central part decorated with a frieze of laurels, the handles in form of man heads decor ending with openwork scrolls. Based on a fluted pedestal. Late 19th century. Dimensions: High 2′ 7” ½ x Width 2′ 5” ½ x Depth 1′ 11” ⅝ […]

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Turquin Blue marble

  “My eyes, accustomed to beds (…) with golden bronzes and turquin blue marbles, watched with a kind of terror the great carved sideboards” – Victor Hugo, Alps and Pyrenees, 1885, p.110 Turquin Blue is an italian marble, also called bardiglio (bardiole) which has the specificity of changing color when it is heated. This beautiful […]

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