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Antique French Copper Water Feature

Stock No

35026

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2019
  • £2,375.00
  • €2,824 Euro
  • $3,078 US Dollar

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Item Description

An unusual antique French copper water feature with a character verdigris finish; previously a film developing tray used to create print photographs. In the 21st century, this antique film developing tray could be repurposed as a stylish water feature for a garden, the verdigris patina instilling it with an aged and weathered look. Alternatively, it could be creatively styled into an interior scheme as you see fit.

In the age before the digital camera, photos were developed by capturing an image exposure and submerging the sheet in chemicals to reveal a negative image. Photo developing troughs like this one were used to house the chemicals required for image development, bringing physical photos to families and individuals for the first time in history.

While the age-old practice of photo development is today a rarer occurrence, this antique film developing trough offers a glimpse into late 19th / early 20th century France. Made from copper with riveted construction, it has a beautiful patina that tells the story of its unique history.

CONDITION REPORT

Good structural condition. Verdigris patina. Generally slightly misshaped. Couple of bends. Some slight tears at the corners. Hasn't been tested for water leaks but we can't see any holes. Some of the joints may require sealant.

Item Info

Seller

UK HERITAGE

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 8cm W: 109.5cm D: 61cm

Period

Circa 1900

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1981 541155

+44 (0)778 6916288

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