Neo-Romanian style letter box

This is a exceedingly rare find: a Neo-Romanian style letter box. There are in fact two such letter boxes encased into the pillars of a front yard garden fence embellishing a Bucharest mid 1930s Neo-Romanian style house with Art Deco overtones presented in the photographs bellow. I like how the decoration of the letter box is a reduced to essence representation of the grapevine motif omnipresent in Neo-Romanian architecture.

Neo-Romanian style letter box, mid 1930s house, Domenii area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)
Neo-Romanian style letter box, mid 1930s house, Domenii area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)
Neo-Romanian style letter box, mid 1930s house, Domenii area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

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I endeavor through this daily series of daily articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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