Early 20th Century French Repousse Copper, Walnut and Leather Fireplace Bellows
Decorate a fireplace and active the flames with this elegant and useful antique bellows, crafted in Brittany, France circa 1920, the fireplace essential features a repousse copper top surface featuring a Breton lady in traditional clothing. Two handles at one end, an iron blower at the other extremity, and the original accordion red leather strapping devise in between embellished with decorative brass nail heads. The bellows is in excellent condition and has a rich patinated finish. (A bellows is a device constructed to furnish a strong blast of air forcing a stream when the cavity is compressed. It had many applications for blacksmiths shops, in particular blowing on a fire to supply it with air, and made it easier to bend the metal) Measures: 16.5″ W x 5.75″ D.
|Dimensions||16.5" W x 5.75" D x 1.75" H|
Early 20th Century