antique Swiss sleigh, probably sometime around 1880, perhaps earlier.
Wrought iron and wood.
look great with a plant on it, or next to a fireplace at Christmas
piled high with presents.
in the Karlen's shop at: Le
Grenier de La Cote
looks like a small reliquary, but in fact is it a little box used
by farmers in Upper Savoy to hang their alarm clocks on the wall.
not been able learn the reason for this tradition, but one dealer
suggested to me that if the alarm was hanging on the wall across
the room, the farmers would be forced to actually get out of bed
making it more likely that they would stay awake!
Haute Savoie alpine object: Can be found in flea markets and at
dealers specializing in Alpine antiques such as Veyret