Style Other / Ref.12056
Antique garden furniture, made of cast iron, "Ferns" model from the Val d'Osne foundry
France, second half of 19th century
Antique cast iron garden furniture, made in the 19th century, model "Fougères" by the famous French foundry Val d'Osne. It is composed of four armchairs, a bench with openwork backrests decorated with fern and a tripod pedestal table.
The Val Osne company was an art foundry founded in 1835 by Jean Pierre Andre Victor, inventor of cast iron ornamental technique. Its original purpose was for manufacturing street furniture and decorative cast iron, the company quickly became the largest art cast iron maker in France under the name "Val d'Osne art foundry". After his death, his nephew, André Hippolyte (1826-1891), was in charge of the company. The workshops were located in Val d'Osne (Haute Marne, France) and its headquarters and gallerie at the 58th Boulevard Voltaire in Paris. The massive growth of the compagny allowed it to buy its competitors : Barbezat and Ducel.
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