B730 - SOLD
This is a magnificent large pair of antique French ormolu curtain tie / hold backs dating from about 1880. Each one is large enough to take a substantial château curtain.
The hold backs have a stunning lion's head on the fascia of the hook. The lion has a fabulous mane and from his gaping jaws hangs a heavy knocker. Around the lion's head are wonderful scrolls and curls. The back plate has a heavy shell design and there is further scroll work.
They are of excellent size and weight with wonderful detail and definition to the casting of the metal. The ormolu has mellowed over the years to a fabulous old gold hue.
The tie backs have a strap on the reverse of the back plate and can be fixed to a wall by hanging them on a hook. This is how they would originally have been hung over 100 years ago but a hole could be drilled to take a screw for extra security if required
Each tie back measures :- H 22 cm (8.5 inches) x W 8 cm (3 inches) x D 22 cm (8.5 inches).
A magnificent pair of curtain tie backs to add a château chic statement and another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe!
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Possible delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World