A beautiful, rustic base for a French glass dome or cloche which would probably have been used to make a Globe de Mariee. It was a tradition in 18th and 19th century France for newly married couples to create these as a way to display and protect items or wedding souvenirs, chosen to reflect their love for each other and the beginnings of their life together. The Globe de Mariee would be kept and treasured through the years as a record of their marriage. It consisted of a glass dome on a wooden base like this in which they would place their treasured possessions.
The glass dome which sat on top of this base has long gone but the stands alone are beautiful and are ideal for displaying your own small treasures. They also make great photography props or shop display pieces. The black paint on this stand is beautifully worn which has created a lovely patina.
Length 21cm x Width 11.5cm x Depth 4cm
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