French Globe de Mariée Antique
This exquisite French Globe de Mariée is an antique and dates back to the mid 1900’s. It is very difficult to find one for a decent price. They are great collectors items these days. They are also fragile as the rounded glass dome is delicate. We are experts in packaging though and can assure a safe arrival of the item. If you read the history below it will explain what this item was used for and its wonderful story. Mine for sale here is decorated with gilded foliage, leaves, birds holding wreaths, mirror’s and a heavily decorated ‘throne’ in red silk in the middle. The base is made from wood. Size: w 33 x d 20 x h 52cm. It weighs 3400 grms. Postage from France included. Why not continue this wonderful history and place your own items inside the Globe?
A Globe de Mariée was an object made for marriage in many French regions. The day after the wedding, the bride would place her wedding crown inside the globe. It is both a memory of their beautiful day as well as an evolving composition for the married couple, to preserve their wedding souvenirs as well as tell the story of their life together. The woman will continue to decorate throughout her life, depending on the events that will occur: birth, bereavement, widowhood, remarriage….. The bride’s globe was displayed either in the couple’s bedroom or in the living room, on the fireplace for example. It does not specifically belong to a region of France, it was produced almost everywhere in France from 1850 until around 1920-1930’s.