B690 - SOLD
This is an impressive antique French pelmet / ciel de lit / bed canopy dating from about 1900.
It would have been hung above a bed to create a decorative centre piece from which to hang drapes. It is over 5 ft wide so it would also make a gorgeous pelmet above a window.
It has a gilded repoussé metal frame with twisted ribbon detail. In the centre is a gorgeous ormolu shell and laurel leaf garland crest.
The ormolu crest is cast in exquisite detail and the gilding is lustrous. The repoussé metal has a lovely old gold hue.
Wthin the metal frame is a wooden frame and it is to this that the drapes would be attached.
The ciel de lit is sturdy and measures :- W 162.5 cm (64 inches) x D 33.5 cm (13.25 inches) x H 10 cm (4 inches).
This is a divine bed canopy to add an authentic château chic finishing touch to a boudoir and another fabulous antique French find from La Belle Étoffe!
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U.K. Delivery £50.00
Please contact us for international delivery cost.
Possible delivery method: U.K. & France