Antique French Carved and Hammered Octagonal Limestone Salt Trough, 19th Century

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Antique French Carved and Hammered Octagonal Limestone Salt Trough, 19th Century

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Description

Known in France as a saloir, this octagonal salt trough was hand-carved and textured by hammering in France in the 1800s. The shallow, circular reservoir would have been used to hold salt used to preserve meat. A ¾-inch thick molding surrounds the interior, set inside of angular 2 ½ inch thick molding that rises above. The cream-colored stone has developed a beige, brown, and orange patina from exposure to the elements and use. Today, our 19th-century salt trough could be used as a decorative garden ornament or a planter for a large bush or small tree.

Estimated weight: 440 lbs.

CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor losses and buildup, commensurate with age and use. Very light rubs presenting as red pigments. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

1800s

Dimensions

H - 18, diameter - 23 3/8

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Description

Known in France as a saloir, this octagonal salt trough was hand-carved and textured by hammering in France in the 1800s. The shallow, circular reservoir would have been used to hold salt used to preserve meat. A ¾-inch thick molding surrounds the interior, set inside of angular 2 ½ inch thick molding that rises above. The cream-colored stone has developed a beige, brown, and orange patina from exposure to the elements and use. Today, our 19th-century salt trough could be used as a decorative garden ornament or a planter for a large bush or small tree.

Estimated weight: 440 lbs.

CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor losses and buildup, commensurate with age and use. Very light rubs presenting as red pigments. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

1800s

Dimensions

H - 18, diameter - 23 3/8

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