Antique French Wine Press Screw Plinth, Lecturn

Antique French Wine Press Screw Plinth, Lecturn

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Vintage from the 1930s

Material

oak

Description

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Wine presses have been used for centuries—the earliest one discovered, dates back 6,000 years. This was likely salvaged from a basket or horizontal screw press, used in a French Vineyard. It was bought in the Charente Maritime, close to the Cognac vineyards. It has been converted into a pedestal/lecturn with a later galleried top. This antique press screw has a deep, rich staining and patina.
It would have been taken from a large wine press where it would have been the centre of a large handle, occupied by people walking either side to bring down the press on a vat of grapes. Sometime in the 20th century it was re-purposed as a pedestal. The screw is late 19th century.
A great and very original piece to display art or to decorate a wine cellar! A very solid piece, heavy and in very good antique condition. Some wear and cracks on wood commensurate with age.

It measures 38.5" height x 13.25" x 13.25" square top or 98cm height x 33.5cm x 33.5cm square top
Screw diameter 6.25" or 16cm
Screw length 24.5" or 62cm
18.1 kg

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lhb2258 Mar 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Top quality. Fast shipping. Premium packaging. Beautiful item. Excellent all the way around.

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lemme Dec 27, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Exactly as pictured and packaging was great. Came quickly and great communication from the shop. Gave it to my son for Christmas and he loves it.

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Mary Ellen Dec 15, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Lovely old vintage basket...love the size. It was packed well & arrived safely after a long journey. I think the seller should write a book about the various types of baskets & the regions they are from...I found her comment on that interesting...would be great if someone started a basket museum❣️

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5 out of 5 stars
Couldn't ask for more: speedy service, item well photographed and described so it was just what I expected. Thank you!

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