Chateau de Maintenon

On our way out of Chartres, we stopped through the village of Maintenon where Louis XIV’s favorite mistress lived (remember the story about Madame de Maintenon and the shape of a champagne coupe?).  Her charming abode here is situated on a canal that runs through the town. 

We rummaged our way through a few attics and barns over the past two days…

We are quite pleased with our finds…

The find of the day yesterday was an eighteenth century hand tooled copper jardinière from a chateau -- an absolutely exceptional piece!  With its hand forged iron pedestal, the hand tooled copper vessel, decorated on all four sides, includes the coat of arms of the castle from which it came.

French Metro Antiques
French Metro Antiques


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