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A Magnificent And One Of A Kind Large Antique French Gilded Wood Carving, 1700's

A Magnificent And One Of A Kind Large Antique French Gilded Wood Carving, 1700's

850,00 € Regular Price
722,50 €Sale Price

This is an absolutely magnificent and one of a kind antique French gilded wood carving that dates from the 18th century. The carving was once the crowning part of a grand interior pediment that adorned the entrance of a chateau in the South of France. The carving is in the shape of a stunning clam shell with an acanthus leaf. Once it was fully gilded. Through its impressive age some of the gilding has flaked away creating in the process a mesmerising timeworn patina of exceptional beauty and allure. This is a glorious ancient treasure that measures about 51 x 34 x 24 cm or approximately 20 x 13.3 x 9.4 inches,. It could be used in so many decorative ways today, for example as a bowl for fruits or other decorative items such as white corals, sea shells, and even Christmas decorations. It could also be placed upright free standing on a shelf if desired. It is exactly as I discovered it on my recent thrip to France in November 2023. In lovely antique condition with signs of ageing mainly seen in its gorgeous patina. For the full condition please refer to the images!


    51 x 34 x 24 cm or 20 x 13.3 x 9.4 inches


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