19th Century Pair of Faux Bois Baskets
A pair of circular faux bois baskets shaped jardinières with large handles, difficult to find a pair in good condition. Weathered patina and partial reminence of color. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 19th Century, France
Faux Bois refers to an artisanal imitation of wood and most likely first crafted by the French Rocailleurs (garden craftsmen) in the late 19th Century through the 1940s. The structures were created with chicken wire, metal rods and other. Once shaped a combination of mortar, concrete and grout was applied onto the structure. While the mixture was still wet the fine sculpting was artfully formed, and the imitation of the wood was achieved.
Material: Faux Bois
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 20" H x 18" W x 18" D