Two French Louis XV style walnut farinerio flour boxes from the 19th century with carved floral motifs, cabriole legs and tall finials. They are priced and sold each. This charming pair of French Louis XV style walnut 'farinerio' flour boxes, dating back to the 19th century, serves as a rich testament to the culinary history of France. Originally designed to coat fish, notably sardines, in flour before frying, these boxes blend form and function in the most delightful way. One box showcases a removable panel, while the other features a gracefully slanted top that lifts to reveal its interior. Their smaller proportions—10"W x 6.25"D x 25"H for one, and 9.5"W x 6.125"D x 26"H for the other—make them highly adaptable to modern living spaces. The boxes are replete with exquisite carved floral motifs, elegantly sinuous cabriole legs, and tall, eye-catching finials, all masterfully crafted from warm walnut.
Today, these farinerio boxes would make enchanting decorative accents in any home. Imagine them artfully displayed above a chest-of-drawers in a dining room, adding French provincial charm while conveniently storing linens or silverware. Alternatively, they could grace a kitchen counter as novel spice holders, or be hung on a wall in a living area as unique, conversation-starting shelving units. Their versatility and storied past make them a prized addition to any interior, infusing spaces with authentic, timeless elegance.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: Smaller 10"W x 6.25"D x 25"H. Larger 9.5"W x 6.125"D x 26"H
Inventory Number: YY122
Price: $1,295 (Each)