Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC

Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC

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Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC
Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC
Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC
Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC
Large Antique French Barrel Frontage-COGNAC

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This is a large antique French barrel frontage stamped “Cognac”, with iron strapping. This would be perfect as a wine cellar accessory. Ideally it would be hung on a wall, but we have it pictured here with a floor stand, which allows it to lean against something flat.  We believe it dates to approximately the mid 1800s, and there is even some old wine residue on the interior. The following is some history on the town of Cognac in France as well as the region producing cognac:

The world's best-known brandy comes from the peaceful countryside surrounding the Charente River one hundred miles north of Bordeaux. A twenty-mile area called the 'golden circle" of cognac production encompasses Cognac and the second distilling town of Jarnac.  Cognac, the medieval town which bears the name of the region, is attractive with its narrow medieval cobbled streets and elegant Renaissance facades. It is here that the fabled nectar has been created since the 17th century and that the very air one breathes is permeated by the heavy scent of spirits evaporating from oak casks held in storage: this aroma is referred to as the "angels' share". World famous firms such as Camus, Hennessy, Niartell, Otard, Prince Hubert de Polignac, Rémy-Martin, Courvoisier, and Renault-Bisquit are located here; each distillery has its own secret and unique process for mixing the various blends of its eau-de-vie.

Condition: Good overall antique condition with restorations, some rubs to wood; Iron bracings have been added at 3 points to the backside for stability.

Front Diameter=32 3/8, Rear Diameter=36 3/8, Barrel Depth=10 1/2, Barrel Depth with Bracket Included=11 1/2, Height on Stand=39 1/4

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 905-58
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Alcohol & Tobacco
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • Mid 1800s
  • Country of Origin
  • FRANCE
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 0 inch
  • Height: 39.25 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Good Antique Condition -Rubs to Wood –Rusting to Iron

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