Very large still life (173x88), representing flowering branches of "Snowballs", called more precisely Viorne-Obier.
Native to Europe, Algeria and western Asia, the obier is important in the Russian and Ukrainian tradition (this plant is the origin of the song "Kalinka").
Signed on the bottom right M. CHIRADE.
To note the presence of the beautiful Ottoman vase and its silver damascene basin, in Tuluth writing.
DEVORE-CHIRADE Mrs. M., painter of flowers in Paris in the 19th and early 20th. French school. Member of the French Artists since 1887, she appeared at the Salon of this society until 1899. cf. Bénézit, p.551, T. 3
Very beautiful frame in carved oak wood and partly gilded on the inner frieze. 210x128