Vintage French A. Drouillard Cognac Barrel Reworked Large Planters Flowerpots Pots Garden Decor Water Feature circa 1940-50’s

£ 795.00 £ 723.45

  • EUR: € 923.72
  • USD: $ 1,028.10
  • AUD: $ 1,499.84
  • CAD: $ 1,346.88

 Budget tracked to France
 Express signed for to France

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This is a set of outdoor garden planters that have been made out of old drink barrels. They are very heavy. We have priced them as a set but we will consider splitting them if requested. See below for individual prices. The two larger ones are the top and bottom of a large cognac barrel. The smaller ones are cut from smaller barrels. They have very recently had a coat of wood preserver so may weather a little between now and sale. I would expect the aged metalwork to start showing through a little. You may consider painting this with a metal paint. They are stored in the dry.

Available for collection from Normandy, France (immediately) or East Kent in the U.K (with about a weeks notice)

* Delivery available within our personal operating range in Northern France and Southern England only. Costs in the region of £100-£250 depending on your location. You are also welcome to arrange your own courier (estimated total weight of around 100-150KG)

If sold individually:

Large ones: £300 (International delivery not available, UK and France possible. Collection OK)
Medium ones: £80 (International delivery expensive, UK and France not too bad, Collection OK, e.g. U.S. £80)
Smaller one: £50 (International delivery possible but quite expensive, UK and France not too bad, e.g. U.S. £40)
Please ask for postage quotes if interested

Markings: A. Drouillard Cognac
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Origin: France
Age: circa 1940-50’s
Materials: wood, metal
Size: Largest 35 inches across, medium 17 inches across, small 12.5 inches across
Weight: 100-150kg
Condition: in used vintage condition. Due to being dry stored the panels have loosened a little but everything is still strong and stable. There are nails sticking out here and there and obvious wear and tear as they have been around for a while. One of the larger ones has a panel that has come out of place at one end whilst dry stored. See picture 5. This will likely push back in but does not create a structural issue as is. The previous owner used them to store their vegetables through the winter for some decades.

In summary: A nicely aged quite unique set of planters.

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