B1050 - SOLD
This is a magnificent antique French stair newel post finial (Boule d'Escalier) dating from the 19th Century. It would certainly add an authentic château chic finishing touch to a hall or landing.
The finial has a gorgeous heavy facetted crystal ball held on a brass base. The cuts of the crystal catch the light beautifully. The glass of the ball has a wonderful subtle smoky quality and there are tiny bubbles within it's depth. The ball has all the qualities of age but is in excellent condition with just one tiny graze (please see photos).
The brass base is sturdy and is complete. The base plate unscrews and has 3 holes for fixing to the stair newel. The boule then screws onto this. The gilding on the brass has mellowed to a lovely old gold hue over the years.
The finial measures:- 15.5 cm (6 inches) high x approx. 9.25 cm (3.75 inches) wide. The base plate is 5.5 cm (2.25 inches) in diameter.
A superb stair finial to add a château chic finishing touch and another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe!
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World