Century French folk art carved chestnut double-sided cookie or chocolate mold, circa 1850. Please register my store/page in your favorites, for a fine range of 14th to 19th century period metalwork, lighting & other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin. Read my terms of sale. Pieces in group photos are for comparison. Free collection by appt. My collections & some of Ellys. New arrivals can be viewed. Im a part-time antiques dealer, & sometimes exhibit at UK antiques shows. My associate in France is an expat American historian of European Decorative Arts & museum curator, with 46 years of advanced experience. Dear friends & clients. Roy here in France Seasons Greetings on a dark New Year. Elly has more Fine Arts & Antiques than we can begin to keep up with at least 4,000 period pieces. Group photos will give you a slight idea of the depth of my collections, and Elly’s inventory – 800 new acquisitions, with more arriving weekly – keep watching this page. Weather is getting worse in Europe my internet router has been replaced 8 times in 7 years, due to lightning, and needs to be replaced yet again. Delays from France are unavoidable; I have not been able to begin to keep up with photography it has been raining or snowing for 8 weeks. Four major storms have left 100,000 to 400,000 homes & businesses without power for several days. However, the largest French labor strike since 1968 is still on 4 weeks ago, less than 10% of public transport for the entire country was working; 75% of the Paris Metro was shut down last weekend. The strike interfaces with other services & the private sector, & has had a very negative impact on the post. I live alone at 3,000 ft. Altitude in one of the most isolated places in Western Europe, 2 hours by car to any city. Rural postal distribution is by truck work strikes or severe weather have major effects and internet or computer problems take a week to correct. Negotiations between labor unions & the government are taking place, but all of Elly’s listings physically located in France will have a 10 working-day delay instead of the usual 5, because no one can be sure of how long the massive dispute (over retirement age & benefits) will take to resolve. On New Years Day, the strike spread to Radio France, the Paris Opera, and teachers’ unions, with blockages of fuel refineries & depots; such delays are completely out of our control. Folk art in any country is such a vast & rich subject that it can only be addressed in the broadest fashion, in survey books that are non-specific, or others that focus on a narrow range. In the French context, one of the very best surveys. Is the most excellent volume, LART POPULAIRE EN FRANCE printed in Switzerland. 1975, by Monsieur Jean Cuisenier , who was the senior curator of the French National Museum of Folk Art, ethnologist, and the director of research for the CNRS (the French government think-tank). It is far more than a “coffee table” book, and covers history, theory, diffusion and diversification with both intelligence and erudition. I have it in France, and recently bought a duplicate copy for Ellys house in England; I regard it as indispensable for addressing not just French, but Continental folk art. This particularly applies to Franco-German pieces, in that the borders of the two countries have strayed back and forth for centuries; so have design influences in Decorative Arts. Figures 92 to 94 on page 70 of. LART POPULAIRE EN FRANCE. Illustrate 3 single-figure molds from the Alsace of NE France, in the Musée dUnterlinden in Colmar. The two single-figure molds in group photo # 2 are similar to those in. They will be offered for sale later and the beech mold with the woman and bird (paper label on back) is perhaps the finest Ive ever seen. Large double-sided molds are rare this contains no less than 30 individual character molds but Im not completely sure if they were for thin pastries, cookies or chocolate those with sheet-iron cutter edges tend to be done with only one figure per plank, for cakes. This just arrived from a French dealer east of Paris, but without any specific provenance (I always ask). The wood looks like oak, as to grain, but is much more likely to be chestnut, which is not as heavy. Molds with sheet iron borders have existed since at least the mid-18. As an expatriate American historian of European Decorative Arts, I can safely state that there are major advantages to actually living in France for 26+ years not only in terms of attending major antiques shows & museums, and establishing an extensive network of contacts with curators, collectors and dealers, but also as to hands-on experience with Continental antiques. This is one of. We are independently listed with the. New England Appraisers Association. For France or England. Excellent, but as described, and as-seen. There is a minor split to the wood on the top right side (as the mold hangs vertically), and beneath the first figure to the left in the horizontal position its not serious, and has 4 old nails tapped in place from the edge. The least-invasive course of action against insects is to leave an affected piece in a deep freezer for at least four or five days: I remember R. Jorgensen Antiques of Wells, Maine building a very large, walk-in freezing chamber in their barn more than 35 years ago, expressly for treating any possible active bugs in early furniture. Otherwise, the mold has the normal surface one would expect on a piece of well-preserved treen from the mid-19. Century – it is “scrubbed”, and the color and patination are excellent. Please examine the photos closely they are an integral part of the description. Note : Photos are high resolution use magnification for viewing details. Please ask, if you wish more. Certified expert & appraiser. New Bedford Museum of Glass. : thickness 1 2.5 cm. Insured mailing within France is 9 Euros. Is 18 Euros to North America. Please read listings carefully rates & conditions are substantially different. Request that buyers be understanding of delays due to illness, severe weather, or computer problems. This is strictly a small business, with no employees. Intolerant or difficult buyers, or those leaving less than 5-star feedback (no longer invisible) will be black-listed. Weather is getting worse in Europe delays are often unavoidable. There is a major problem with the age, condition or origin of a piece as described ; and this is confirmed by a qualified expert with professional credentials. We have absolutely no control over rates. And often absorb extra costs, such as double-boxing. Please inquire, as to mailing costs! Our independent certifications with the. Thus saving buyers 10% to 43% in relevant countries. UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted. My French business associate is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts, a published antiques editor & writer, curator, certified appraiser, & internationally respected authority in numerous categories. He has placed pieces with many French & US museums, including the Smithsonian; he assists me with acquisitions, research & texts. Josef is the only. European Decorative Arts specialist. Residing in the European Union. For France or the UK. Josef is an extensively published expert with ongoing academic & commercial commissions, including 2 more forthcoming books. We fiercely protect our Intellectual Property rights and in court, when necessary. The item “19th century French folk art carved treen cookie or chocolate mold circa 1850″ is in sale since Friday, January 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Other Antique Woodenware”. The seller is “etb2011″ and is located in Limousin Region. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: 18th century French folk art
- Age: 1800-1849
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Woodenware
- Country/Region of Origin: France