Big antique limestone washing trough

Reference : 202014

Big antique limestone washing trough. : This antique French limestone trough was hand-carved from a single block. You can clearly see from its configuration that the inclined side that cantilevers was used for scrubbing laundry with soap, which was then rinsed in the deep basin section. It is no newer than 19th century, but it’s true date is unknown. Stone receptacles such as these were made to order by local stone cutters, in the same way that a local blacksmith would make your tools, or a joiner would make your kitchen table…… aaaah nostalgia for bygone days.

Dimensions approx:

  • Length 201cm (79 inches) x width 119cm (47 inches) x height 55cm (22 inches)
  • Overhang of 30cm (12 inches) on the “work station” side
  • Inside basin length 179cm (70.5 inches) x width 70cm (27.5 inches)
  • Weight 1800 kgs (3,970 US lbs)

On display at BCA’s Maine & Loire premises at L’Hôtellerie-de-Flée, North-West of Angers

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