French vineyard antique stakes in schist
These antique reclaimed stakes are reclaimed from the Loire vineyards in the vicinity of the historic Angers slate mines. They are hewn from schist, a rustic slate, and have weathered for generations in the vineyards, each supporting a vine. The wear marks from the supporting wires are clearly visible on the tops. Lengths are mostly 80cm to 100cm, and the sections vary but many are approx 8 x 10cm. See an example of them used on ref 01142.