Rare old French wooden wine press & faucets CHANDELIER

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 30, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Genuine antiques and collectables from France to You. Giving a unique style to your classic, country, primitive or shabby chic rooms.

I am pleased to offer you this:

QUITE UNIQUE OLD FRENCH WOODEN HANDCARVED WINE PRESS CHANDELIER

6 REAL WOODEN BARREL FAUCETS - HANDMADE WOODEN TURNED THREAD

6 LIGHTS AND 6 LAMPSHADES
Dimensions : 36.6" high x 24.8" in diameter

This old rustic French wooden chandelier is really unusual: and I do say «it's unique!». The maker loved really the world of wine because he chose to carve into the wood a miniature wine press with its wooden thread. And not only have we the wine press and the thread but the maker used 6 real old wooden barrel faucets too to put 6 lights!

And not only have we the body, the canopy and the faucets arms in wood, but we find wood in the sockets too! In the last pictures, you can see something special we find sometimes with the old French chandeliers: the small caps of the sockets, w the electrical wire goes back in the cap, are made in wood (probably in boxwood). I do not know if you will be able to use it in the USA, but it is so interesting and so special that I leave it with the chandelier. The body of the sockets is made in brass (written «laiton» in French).

A copper disc with a metal tip is put under the body of the wine
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