B463 - SOLD
This is a handsome pair of antique French ormolu curtain tie / hold backs in the Empire style and dating from about 1880.
They are of a size large enough to hold back a substantial pair of château curtains.
They are of good quality with substantial weight and excellent detail and definition to the casting of the bronze.
The back plate is highly decorative and the fascia of the hook has an acanthus leaf crest and a central shield.
The gilding on the tie backs has mellowed over the years to a lovely old gold hue.
The tie backs have holes in the back plate for screwing to a wall and there is a strap on the reverse of the back plate and they can be fixed by this.
At some stage during their life, one of the tie backs has had an extra hole drilled in the back plate (see pics) but this does not affect it's looks or strength.
They measure :- H 20 cm (8 inches) x W 9 cm (3.5 inches) x D 16 cm (6.25 inches).
A fabulous pair of tie backs to add a château chic statement and another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe!
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U.K. Delivery £6.50
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Possible delivery method: U.K.