Vintage Art Deco Brass Banana Tree Life Size French Or German
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Vintage Art Deco Brass Banana Tree Life Size French Or German :
THIS LIFE SIZE BRASS BANANA TREE HAS NINE SMALL FRONDS WHICH MEASURE 2 FEET LONG WITH ADDED 13 INCH STEM, 3 LARGE FRONDS 4 FEET LONG WITH 13 INCH STEM. TRUNK HEIGHT 100 INCHES TOTAL, ADDITIONAL SIX INCHES FROM TOP OF BASE TO FLOOR. TRUNK COMES IN FOUR SECTIONS WHICH SCREW TOGETHER INTO THE BASE, THEN FRONDS INSERT INTO POCKETS IN TOP SEGMENT OF TRUNK. BASE IS SHAPED LIKE A TREE ROOT. Each frond is ribbed,shaped brass. I believe this is either French or German. From an Orlando FL estate. The man said it was his grandmother's.A UNIQUE PIECE; SIMILAR PIECE (palm tree) spotted on website DesignAddict.com, priced at 4000 euro. Some small efflorescent spots on back of couple of the fronds need to be treated. I am attempting to assemble the entire tree. The latest postings are of the trunk, fully assembled. It is over 8 feet tall without the fronds inserted. The first picture is with the top large fronds inserted, making it about 12 feet tall. I was not able to insert the smaller fronds as it is difficult for me to do by myself.