This robust demi-lune trough was hand carved in Normandy, France, in the 1800’s. The stone used was a local granite, which is difficult to work with due to its hardness. Dark gray in color, with a natural dotted beige, white, and brown patina, the granite has an undulating texture, partly due to the many years of weathering the elements. There is a small drainage hole in the center of the basin, but an additional drainage hole would likely need to be drilled if this is to be installed as a sink.
Our antique French demi-lune trough was carved from a solid large piece of granite and is full of character. It would make a wonderful farmhouse sink but also be used as an outdoor fountain feature or planter for colorful flowers.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with acceptable losses and cavitations. Buildup to interior with light moss coverage. The stone has developed a fascinating dotted patina of beige, white, and brown. Minor scratches, commensurate to age and use. Please see photos.