B946 - SOLD

This is a divine antique French ciel de lit / bed couronne or bed canopy dating from the late 1800's, early 1900's.

It would have been hung above a bed to create a decorative centre piece from which to hang drapes.

It has a decorative tubular, almost circular brass frame. In the centre of the front of the frame is a fabulous acanthus leaf crest. To either side of the crest is another acanthus leaf embellishment.  The crest and embellishments are cast in lovely detail and the brass has taken on a lovely subtle antique hue.

Within the decorative tubular frame is a wooden frame and it is to this that the drapes would be attached. Most of the wooden frame is covered in a thick cream cotton textile. The textile is pleated across the frame to form the canopy. The textile is in good antique condition with just one watermark (see photos).

There are 3 metal loops on the wooden frame. Two at the back to fix it to a wall and one on the front from which the ciel de lit can be supported by a chain.

The ciel de lit is sturdy. It measures  :- W 60 cm (23.5 inches) x D 54 cm (21 inches) x H 11.5 cm (4.5 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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  • Postage:-
  •                  U.K. & Europe £45.00            
  •                  Rest of World  £112.50
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