The Sunshine Tree

English Art Deco "Orange Tree" Footed Bowl by Norman Keates for Crown Ducal (LEO Design)

This summer, while in Oxford, I was corrected when I complemented a friend's "Conservatory."  "Actually," she said, "it's an Orangerie." I was informed—and shall always remember—that a conservatory has a lot more glass, including the ceiling and (mostly) glass walls.  An Orangerie often has brick or wooden walls (albeit with windows) and a glass ceiling. 

While you may not have an Orangerie, you could certainly have this English Art Deco footed bowl, decorated with painted orange trees.  The pattern was designed in 1925 by Norman Keates for Crown Ducal.  It would look great in the kitchen (with fruit), handsome in the entry hall (for letters), or elegant in the bathroom (with fancy soaps).  


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