French Mid 19th Century globe de mariée glass dome

French Mid 19th Century globe de mariée glass dome

Code: 10344

Dimensions:W: 29cm (11.4")H: 43cm (16.9")D: 18cm (7.1")

£245.00
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Mid 19th Century globe de mariée glass dome with original black lacquer base
Gilt pressed metal decorative interior with red velvet cushion
The tradition of Globe de Mariée Display pieces began in France, in the 1800's- newlyweds in France would record the beginning of their married life by creating a wedding dome, to preserve their wedding souvenirs as well as tell the story of their wedding & life together.
Placed prominently in the formal dining room, it held the Bride's Crown or wax floral bouquet.
The bride & groom chose items such as mirrors and ormolu {gold plated} cut-outs. Each was a symbol that told the story of the bridal couple.