Hand-carved in Burgundy, France, circa 1850, this stout limestone trough has a wonderful patina, most noticeably the ruddy-colored accumulation of lichen and moss. The light gray stone also has areas of gold and black, making for a one-of-a-kind patination. Additionally, 170+ years of use and exposure to the elements has led to some light losses and cavitations, making for a lovely, weathered appearance. There are two large drainage holes on one side and four inch thick walls, allowing for the large trough to be used as an outdoor planter or even a large farmhouse sink. It could also be re-purposed as an interesting fountain element.
CONDITION: Very strong antique condition with light buildup to the interior, commensurate with age and use. Limestone is a natural material that can change color with exposure to the elements.