A pair of mid-century French faux bois planters in a versatile small size that will work well on terraces or patios.
Rather than the more typical hollow log form, this pair has been designed to resemble well detailed rustic wood planks formed into planter boxes.
Faux bois or “false wood”, was a popular style of garden ornament and furniture in France from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. Probably a more durable derivation of “grotto” style the form also reflects the “rustic” or naturalistic style popular in the late 19th century.
Generally constructed of “ciment” around an iron rod armature scored to resemble natural wood the style encompasses seating, tables and planters and can be painted or unpainted