B1293 - Fabulous Antique Italian Carved Wood Water Gilded Shell Mount / Pediment 18th C
This is a fabulous antique Italian carved wood mount / pediment dating from the 1700's. It is very architectural and would look superb on a wall or would be perfect as a central point from which to hang drapes, perhaps over a bed as a ciel de lit.
The pediment is in the 'baroque' style and has a beautiful central shell crest with scrolled and curled acanthus leaf detail to either side.
The pediment is beautifully water gilded on gesso.The gilding has subtle hints of the red bole base.
We have left the pediment as we found it and it would clean further if required. The gilding and gesso have distressed in places and there is an old repair but it is absolutely GORGEOUS just as it is.
It measures:- 61 cm (2 ft) wide x 20 cm (8 inches) high.
This is a stunning antique architectural pediment to add a château chic finishing touch to an interior. It is from a carefully selected collection of gorgeous antique French & Italian decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'.
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Possible delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World