Neo-Romanian wooden jardiniere

Neo-Romanian wooden jardiniere, mid-1920s house, Cotroceni area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

This is an ample example of Neo-Romanian style wooden jardiniere that makes use of ethnographic motifs encountered in Romanian peasant art, containing details found in other elements of a Neo-Romanian house, such as the arches supporting the flower pot holder, similar with the corbels of doorway awnings. The jardiniere adorns the window base of a large house in Cotroceni quarter of Bucharest, dating from the mid-1920s, period which represents the apogee (mature phase) of Romania’s national architectural style. This edifice and many others of high architectural history value are part of the forthcoming Historic Houses of Romania tour in Cotroceni area (scheduled for Sunday 8 April ’12).