Hand-carved from burgundy stone in France, circa 1880, this trough with iron horse ties features two basins roughly 36 inches wide (total length is 78.75 inches). The light gray colored stone has three iron rings affixed to the front. These ties would have been used to secure horses (by the reins) as they drank from the trough. While this could still be used as a trough on a farm or ranch, the stone could also be used as a large and unique planter. Another option is to install the stone architecturally in a bathroom, making a fantastic farmhouse style sink. The ties could function as holders for hand towels. Quite the versatile item, our burgundy stone double trough would make the perfect addition for those seeking an old and unique stone trough from France.
Approximate weight: 1,170 lbs.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and exposure to the elements, including slight cavitations, losses, and age separations to stone. One of the rings to the iron horse ties is missing. Lichen buildup and some areas of the stone have developed a golden brown and gray patina. The backside shows the hand saw markings as it was typically not seen.