Authentic and Exceptional Antique French Enamelware Flour Box, Wall-mounted
Made in the early 20th century (1900's-1920's).
Original, not a reproduction.
Dimensions: 10 1/4 inches high
5 3/4 inches wide
5 inches deep
This is a very old kitchen flour box in white with fancy blue script spelling out the French word "Farine" ("Flour" in French). Each side is elegantly decorated with beautiful irises. A blue filet adorns the top rim and the backplate bears an embossed flower. Another trait setting it apart are the sides angled slightly outward giving it a light and stylized effect. And the original hinged lid is entirely intact. I've hardly ever seen wall-hanging flour boxes, which are quite rare - we are all well-familiar with kitchen counter canister sets for flour, sugar, tea, etc. Altogether, these features make for an uncommon and highly desirable collector's piece.
This lovely French antique flour box is in very good condition for its age with some minor chipping and rusting along the bottom rim and on the lid (please take a close look at the photos) - both places most prone to wear. All chips are sealed and preserved with museum-quality wax, the same used in preservation by the British Museum in London. These signs of aging are consistent with the antique nature of this piece and do not detract from it's collectibility nor its inherent value as an antique.
Hard to find, this beautiful flour box is highly collectible and will make the perfect gift.
Thank you for stopping by Lasting Antiques. Please take a second and add me to your favorite shops, come by again and tell your friends about me!
I'm always here to answer questions!
About French Enameled Ware: "Every piece, for those who can see it, has a fascinating little detail. It can be the shape or the decoration, the color of a flower, a butterfly, a bird trying to catch a bee, a landscape in winter, a sunrise, or simply the elegant curve of a handle or spout that makes it so unique. This unlimited variety of style and design makes French enameled ware so incredibly alive and charming that even people who have not seen it before have to stop and admire it. ... What makes it so special and attractive is the use of colors and wonderful designs, so close to nature or so abstract (depending on the peiod), but always striving for esthetic and artistic perfection." from "French Enameled Ware for the Collector"
1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
Yes! LastingAntiques ships worldwide. Please contact us if a shipping option for your location is not listed.
Yes! Layaway arrangements can be arranged for items over $50. Payment can be made over 3 months or less in equal monthly installments with a 30% non-refundable down payment at the time of layaway. Installments are invoiced through PayPal. Please message for more information. Reservations will be considered and honored if the item is purchased within three weeks.
Yes! LastingAntiques makes every effort to charge exact Shipping costs. Shipping Overages exceeding $1 will be reimbursed. All of our items are linked to Etsy's Automatic Shipping Charge Calculator, which offers a choice of shipping options at commercial rates. Multiple items will be packed together whenever possible reducing the overall Shipping cost. LastingAntiques always uses recycled shipping and packing materials unless it can't otherwise be avoided! Every care is taken to safely and securely pack fragile items. Each piece is packed and shipped with every care! I'm always here to answer any questions about Shipping or to provide an accurate shipping quote.
LastingAntiques ships orders to the address provided at the time of check-out. Usually, this is the default address you have on file with Etsy, but you are free to change it before completing your purchase. If you need to change the shipping address after purchase, please simply send me a convo. We are always happy to mail items as a gift to your friends or family with a personal gift note at no additional charge!
LastingAntiques posts orders within 1-3 business days after receipt of payment. Various Shipping upgrades are available at the time of purchase - Priority Mail, Priority Express, First Class Mail, etc. Each has its own shipping time as according to United States Postal Service policies.
LastingAntiques provides a tracking number for every item shipped! You will receive an email with the tracking number at the time of dispatch. You can also find this number and track your package under the "orders" tab on your Etsy Account. Locate the specific transaction - if it has been shipped, it will indicate "shipped" and have a tracking number in blue which you can click on for more information.
Yes! LastingAntiques offers seasonal sales four times a year in the spring, summer, fall and winter. Occasionally, we offer specials for certain holidays, such as, Mothers' Day or Valentine's Day. LastingAntiques also offers discounts on purchases of multiple items. Please send a convo with the items you're interested in to get a quote.