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Chateau de Versailles Boxes in the Tuileries Garden
Château de Versailles Boxes in the Tuileries Garden


AJF Design is honored to be able to offer the authentic Château de Versailles tree-boxes to customers in the United States.

The Château de Versailles tree-box owes its reputation to its superior materials and unique technical specifications, resulting in an entirely French-made art-craftsmanship piece that lasts up to 150 years. These planters adorn properties, castles, prestigious homes and grand hotels across the world.

 

in situ


Versailles Boxes in Placa de Catalunya Versailles Boxes in Trianon Palace
Plaça de Catalunya Trianon Palace
Versailles Boxes in Ralph Lauren Ad
Ralph Lauren

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Workmanship


 


Each Château de Versailles Box is crafted in France using traditional artisan techniques.


Casting Iron
Casting Iron
Hot Dip Galvanizing Coating with Primer Grinding
Hot Dip Galvanizing Coating with Primer Grinding
Applying Two Coats of Finish
Applying Two Coats of Finish
 

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History


Chateau de Versailles Tree Boxes
 


The Château de Versailles tree-boxes are a a patented adaptation of the garden boxes created in 1670 by André Le Nôtre for the growing of orange-trees at the Château de Versailles under the reign of Louis XIV.



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Ordering


Versailles tree box colors
 
Versailles Planter colors
 
Versailles Planter Dimensions


The Château de Versailles planters are available in eight sizes and come in 12 paint colors. They are constructed using traditional French craftsmanship using solid oak that is carefully selected from the finest specimens from the Troncais forest in the center of France, and cast iron that is fabricated by hand in Alsace to obtain a structure that can last for over a century. The planters are treated so that they are rustproof for at least 20 years and are coated with three layers of high quality micro porous paint that allows the wood to breathe. These factors that allow these planters to have solidity & longevity that is unsurpassed.

For more details and to place an order please contact Andrea at andrea@ajfdesign.com

Custom finishes are available upon request, please contact AJF for details.


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planting


Diagram Demonstrating How to Plant
Planter with panel removed to show planting  


The growth of plants is enhanced by better drainage and proper ventilation of the soil. Planters are bottomless and the four side panels can be opened allowing direct access to the soil and necessary care of the roots.


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Custom


Planters can be customized with your own color, finish, enamels or patina. Traditional wooden panels can be replaced with customized materials - bronze, brass, inlaid wood. Customized plates can be added to the base to include your logo and information. Wheels can be added to the base for ease of movement.

Rectangular Planters
 

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benches


   
Trianon Bench in Olive
Marie-Antoinette Bench in Versailles Green Duc de Penthièvre Bench in Fort-Royal Red
 

The Château de Versailles benches were originally designed in the 17th and 18th centuries for the comfort of those enjoying the large noble and royal gardens. These benches have been recreated based off of original documents by Pierre-Andre Lablaude, Chief Architect of Historic Monuments for the gardens of Versailles.

The Château de Versailles benches are traditionally manufactured from naturally dried French solid oak. The assembly is traditionally executed with tenons, mortises and pegs, and all patterns are sculpted by hand. All of the elements are hand painted with primer before assembly and are finished with two or three layers of paint.

The benches are available in 12 colors, to match the Versailles tree boxes. Available in three designs with various sizing options.

 

 
Marie-Antoinette Bench Trianon Bench
 
Curved Duc de Penthièvre Bench
Small Penthièvre Bench Large Penthièvre Bench

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VASES


Inspired by the bronze and stone vases throughout the Park of Versailles, particularly in the Parterre du Nord.
Hot Dip Galvanizing Coating with Primer Grinding
Bronze Vase Bronse Vase Stone Vase
Hot Dip Galvanizing Hot Dip Galvanizing Hot Dip Galvanizing
Both Bronze Vases 28.3 in high x 22.4 in diameter.
Handles 25.2 in wide. Base 5.9 in.
    Limestone savonniere
33.5 in high x 23.6 in wide. Base 4.7 in

For order inquiries please email Andrea J. Filippone directly at andrea@ajfdesign.com
 

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