B614 - Superb Antique French Ormolu Mount, Shell & Laurel Leaf Garlands, C1880
This beautiful antique French ormolu mount would originally have come from a mirror, bed or armoire and dates from about 1880.
The centre piece is an exquisite shell with ribbon tails and from this laurel leaf garlands trail to either side.
The mount is of excellent quality with good weight. The fabulous detail to the casting gives the shell and garlands their wonderful three dimensional quality.
The gilding on the ormolu has mellowed over the years to a bronze / old gold hue.
This gorgeous decorative mount would look stunning over a doorway or as a centre piece on a curtain pelmet. Fixed above a bed it could form part of a ciel de lit from which to drape curtains.
It has 3 holes for fixing and it measures 43 cm (17 inches) wide x 9 cm (3.5 inches) high.
Another divine château chic antique French find from La Belle Étoffe.
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World