The selection of historical woods used to create the magnificent Versailles collection were recovered from the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles. Nearly all of the rare and old specimen trees of the castle were uprooted during the terrible storm of December 26, 1999, most of those trees were imported from around the world to the Chateau de Versailles during the 18th century has part of the 1776 centurial gardens renovation ordered by Louis XVI. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material:Very rare and absolutely gorgeous 221 years old Thuya (Cupressaceae) recover from the gardens of Versailles after the storm of December 26 1999. Originally imported from morocc. The Thuya tree was planted during the centurial renovation of the Versailles gardens in the years 1776 to 1778. Age of the tree is based on the approximated year it was planted 1776/1778 and the year it died (1999).