Saturday, January 23, 2010

Find of the Week


Since my blog is really about my passion for treasure hunting I figured it was time to start doing a weekly post about my " Find of the  Week"


A fabulous set of 6 French " Jeu de Quilles" game pins
circa 1900


The colors are amazing...there are 3 chartreuse green and 3 deep turquoise blue, with their original paint and loads of fabulous patina!


I especially love the rusted metal detail on top!

Jeu de Quilles

A very old traditional game, bowling appeared in France in the fourteenth century.  The balls did not appear until the seventeenth century.

French statue of Jeu de Quilles player


 
I think the antique pins and balls are wonderful...



 ...and can be quite decorative.

 

The French have always had a way with display...






Here a french restaurateur creates a lovely focal point... 



with an over sized "quille".


 


I found this set on 1stdibs for $375


(You may purchase my set directly from my blog by clicking the Buy it Now button. It will take you directly to Paypal. The amount shown includes Shipping and Handling).


 All photos from google images


10 comments:

red ticking said...

they are just fabulous... i love your blog... so happy to have found you. x pam

Cashon&Co said...

I had NO idea something like this even existed. so very cool! I want to go treasure hunting w/ you! seriously!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

What a unique treasure you have found! Never heard about these or the game. Especially the chartreuse ones. I think you should hold on to these......I would.XO

Kathysue said...

terri, I love the colors and the story behind these treasure of the week. Great post and a wonderful weekly addition to your already wonderful blog. I have a little mention of you on my blog post today, xoxo kathysue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great find Terrie you do come away with some of the best stuff my friend...I need to go treasurer hunting with you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria oh I checked you out on RMS loved the toile room girl..it made my old heart skip a beat awesome...

koralee said...

I LOVE YOUR SET! The colours are amazing. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us all. I adore your blog. Thank you for all your sweet words you leave on my blog...Happy New Week my friend...may it be filled with new treasures.

Anne Marie said...

WOW! what a find......and I totally would display them....you ARE going to show us no? of how you do that..

eddieross said...

those are gorgeous! love the colors!!

xo
Jaithan + Eddie

EllamaeMazur said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................

Velvet and Linen said...

You really scored Terri!
I love all of the pictures you found of the pins in different locations.

xo
Brooke