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(Above photo -Pair French Marble Urns Amphora Cassolettes Empire 1890 )
The French are some of the most significant contributors to the different furniture styles in Europe from the 16th century. Among the items that can uniquely be identified with this country are the French Cassolettes, a group of highly decorated urns that serve functional and decorative purposes. Cassolettes fell in the broader group of garnitures that included clocks and other smaller items made from gilt bronze.
Because of their intricate beauty, French Cassolettes are some of the most sought-after items by collectors. Most of the items available today first appeared in the 17th century and became popular in the 19th century. They were made together with other garnitures, including clocks, mantlepieces, vases, and candelabras.
This article discusses these decorative items in greater detail and how you can utilize them to decorate your home. Keep reading for more information.
(Above photo - French Marble Urns Amphora Form Empire Cassolette 1880 )
The most common materials for making French Cassolettes urns included but were not limited to marble and bronze. The marble formed the vessel's base, while the gilt bronze mainly acted as a decoration. Apart from the bottom, marble made up the bowl part of the cassoulet. In turn, tripod golden bronze arms stood on the marble base, holding the bowl in place.
(Above photo - Pair Empire Cassolettes Urns - French Antique Marble Vases 1910 )
Antique French Cassolettes have intricate decorations that artisans imitate real-life items, including flowers, foliage, and windings. Some things even had an oversized crown in the form of a palm leaf. One particular piece had its finial decorated with a ram's head on trifled goat hoofs. That goes to show the kind of work that went into creating such detailed designs.
(Above photo - Antique Empire Cassolettes Urns - Pair Marble Swan Vases 1880 )
If you consider purchasing a French Cassolettes, you should carefully consider what you would use it for. Initially, these items were meant for use in the kitchen but have since become more decorative. Therefore, you can display your cassoulet like any other art piece to give guests to your home something to talk about,
Besides, you can use Cassolettes to great tabletop displays in no time. You can open up the bowl and use it to display some of your favorite fruits and vegetables. If you're afraid of the fruits and vegetables going bad, why don't you try artificial decorative fruits?
(Above photo - Pair Antique Marble Urns - French Empire Cassolettes Gilded 1860 )
Another way to decorate your home with a French Cassolettes urns is to fill it with books of folded pieces of paper. There are so many ways to use Cassolettes that you cannot run out of ideas. You only need to think of the place in your home that you need to display the heavily-ornamented urn. It could be in your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, living room and so on.
(Above photo - Pair French Marble Cassolettes Urns Antique Vases Amphora Form 1890 )
Are you looking for a more creative way to decorate your home? If so, then you should seriously think about purchasing a French Cassolettes. It can help you to creatively turn your home into a showcase of the best art. If you're wondering where to get these decorative urns, you have come to the right place. Visit us online or in-store to sample what we have to offer.
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