PAIR OF ROCOCO CARVED GILTWOOD ARCHITECTURAL PELMETS
Continental, c. 1850-70
Item # 612QMW14A
A bold and striking pair of pelmets, probably intended for window treatments or over some large door spaces, they show beautiful originality in the old discolored gilding and pure structures. They are a most interesting acquisition for architectural projects, particularly where the room is still in the process of being designed, each being a relatively rare and perfectly matched statement piece. Each is carved of thick pine secondary woods to create the intense rocaille ribbing along the inner and outer lines, the raised cyma scrolls conforming with the overall serpentine of the profile and flanking a beautiful display of leaves sprouting from a branch. The pine is covered with a thin gesso over which the gilding was applied, much of the early gilding remaining original and intact. One of the pelmets retains an early label from it’s acquisition at Christies.
Measurements: 10” H x 104” W x 6” D
Surface with losses and chips throughout, old gilding oxidized and discolored; some replaced blocking on one. A most attractive overall presentation.