Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte

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Published on: March 29, 2020
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte

Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
This spectacular bit of French country in original, layered historic French blue paint is massively cast in iron with crisp architectonic details and working enamel on steel numbers and days. It assumes an architectural form with scaled/slated mansard roof and large central cartouche with RF [Republique Francaise] and sides framed by classic scrolls with panels of fishscale. Top and bottom feature decorative finials and the underside is deeply fluted. Measuring 25″ x 14″ x 9 3/4 deep, it’s door features 3 windows behind which enameled wheels with numbers and days of the week rotate and tell the user: the number of pick-ups per day and the number of the last pick-up performed (and which day). This example is largely intact and untouched with heavily layered weathered paint and a missing flap for the slot. The lock is present and is in OPEN mode WITHOUT working key. (The key pictured just provides a decorative “knob”). It is free of cracks and obvious repairs and is missing an applied sign frame on one side that has been gone for a very long time judging from the paint history. Most of these boxes were made by The delachanel foundry near Paris and the French know these old timers as “Mougeotte” based on the name of the Head of the French Poste in 1899 when this style of box was enacted by law. The item “Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte” is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Garden”. The seller is “hank503″ and is located in Huntington, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Decade: 1900s
  • Maker: Delachanal
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Theme: French Country
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Type: Postal Box
  • Features: Salvage
  • Color: Blue

Antique Cast Iron French Mailbox POSTE Architectural BLUE 1899 Ornate Mougeotte
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