This is a beautiful old earthenware pickle jar found on a brocante sale in rural France. Still in great clean and usable condition with lid intact, which is rare. It stands around 9" tall (23 cm) and has a great colour. My guess is that this comes from the first half of the last century, but may be older. This would be a great addition to the shelves of a French style kitchen or restaurant. These are known as cornichon jars, but can be used for any kind of pickles.

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A beautiful old six piece set of brass measuring jugs (metric), ideal for any aspiring chef. They were discovered on a brocante sale in rural France. Very heavy....very French kitchen.

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Found on a brocante sale in rural France. The French sometimes like to 'theme' dessert sets and in this case, it's strawberries. Four ceramic dishes with spoons, and strawberries feature all the way! Slightly eccentric, but beautiful too. No doubt a talking point at meal time.

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Found on a brocante sale in rural France, this little Art Nouveau cigarette case. A little rusty inplaces as you may expect for something over a hundred years old and well used. This would clean up and polish very easily, but I have left that to the buyer as some prefer to leave old things just as they were found. It still has elasticated holder straps inside, and the spring clip still works well. An authentic and still very usable little piece of Art Nouveau.

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This is a fifty bottle drying rack for wine bottles. I would guess that it comes from the early part of the last century, or possibly earlier. The French would call it an 'herrison' ( a hedgehog...you can see where they are coming from!). Its made of zinc to protect it from corrosion. This would be a must for wine growers, or look great in a wine bar or restaurant...or even a French style kitchen. A truly authentic piece of French history.

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A set of four old cast iron French plaques on the subject of ...the toilet.  These probably date back to the early part of the last century or possibly earlier. Suit a restaurant or bistro perhaps, or anywhere that may have a French connection. Good heavy solidly made pieces and authentically French, bought on a brocante sale in central France.

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Here we have three old French house numbers from the early part of the last century. They were superseded, I believe around the middle of the 20th Century by the white on blue, so these are quite old. Only three numbers I'm afraid, but if you live at no. 7, 8, or 24...you are in luck! 

£15 each.  ($us 20 each)   G.010 (please email with this ref. no. for shipping costs and details of PayPal payments)   contact   or   buy at our shop: 

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A vintage French copper bucket from the earlier part of the last century. This is a beautifully crafted piece as you can see from the details....a real rural craftsman at work here. This, of course, could be used for all the usual domestic applications, but why restrict something as beautiful as this to coal and fire ashes? There's a certain irony to using an old household bucket polished up as an ice bucket for all your fine wines ! Just an idea.

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This is a vintage French copper jam making pan, probably from the middle of the last century. Its large...14.5" (37 cm) x  7" (18 cm)deep and is quite heavy being solid copper with steel handles. Its authentically French made as you can see from the makers mark, and was found on a brocante sale in central France.

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This is an old French oil heater made by Azurea from the 1920s. I doubt that it serves its original purpose now, so should be purchased only as an interesting decorative object, perhaps as a plant or flower vase stand. If you are looking for an authentic prop for a Parisian garret from that period....you've found it! 

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We found this pair of mail sacks on a brocante sale in central France. I would guess that they come from around the 1950s, but are still in excellent condition. The text on the sides is still quite unfaded and legible. These are a popular item now, many people turning them into large floor cushions or simply hanging them up as wall decor with a French/ industrial look.

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You may not be able to afford a French chateau, but you can have the keys! These were found on a brocante sale in rural France, and probably come from the early part of the last century. There are ten rusty keys on the bunch. These would look great on a hook, or up on a dresser in a French style kitchen, as decorative objects and a talking point.

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This is a beautiful old drawing (dessin) box for pencils, brushes, inks and art supplies. Its been well used with many an ink spillage, but that really gives it an authentic and interesting look. No doubt it has a few stories to tell, and I am guessing that it probably comes from the 1950s. This would make a great unusual gift for someone artistically inclined.

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Bought in France. I'm not sure how old these are but nicely fading and clean without paint or oil splashes. These are the classic French overalls know as 'bleu de travail' seen on workers throughout the country. They have a label which gives a euro size 58, which seems to translate into XL, so quite large. They look great baggy anyway on either male or female. 

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