"The Lost Lady" 1967 Lady Marianne French Coin Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: This gorgeous vintage French lady Marianne Franc has been haloed by an 1800s brass dresser pull ring and hung on a 21" braided brass rope chain to showcase both strength and elegance all at once.
Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ & Hendersonville NC
~Republique Francaise, Marianne Franc Coin~
Lady Marianne has been the personification of the Republic of France since the French Revolution. She represents liberty, equality, fraternity, and reason.
An undeniable symbol of one’s own worth. One of the most valued tangible (nowadays more or less conceptual) items amongst mankind, is money. And why it is so valuable is not because of the item or numerical digit inside our bank account itself- but the countless possibilities it can represent for one’s life. When we relate to the positive associations of the coin, we remember that we hold the necessary tools inside ourselves to build a life of our dreams, to sustain our own lives and those we look after, to treat ourselves kindly, and to even uplift the sense of worth in others with the unspoken words “you deserve this” as we pass these tools along to one another.
Since the very beginning of coins’ existence, they have also served as an amazing visual display of a territory’s history, accomplishments, and culture, making them a potent symbol of pride and remembrance of where we came from and what makes us, us.
When it comes to dresser and cabinet handles, there is more history than you might expect. The brass loop handle with a sturdy ornate backing attachment started appearing all the way back in the 1660s. A common design was the lion's face with a loop in its mouth. Before the 1660’s though, during the Oak Period, dressers had lovely, engraved hardwood handles. Many of the handles we enjoy collecting most for 1888 Design's upcycled art are seventieth-century-inspired brass, iron, or alloy handles.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.