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Antique French Louis XVI Oak Architectural Overdoor circa 1790

A sensational antique French Louis XVI period oak architectural overdoor carving from France circa 1790 with a pair of lion heads joined by laurel swags. This piece was removed from a chateau outside Lyon and was originally the overdoor carving to the main living room. Please notice the finely detailed carving which has an extraordinary three dimensional quality. The symmetry of the pair of lion masques framed by the laurel swags is very impressive especially because the laurel swags are carved as mirror images of each other.  By draping one swag to the left and one swag to the right the sculptor of this piece sought to mimic true life in simulating living boughs. Please be sure to enlarge the additional photographs to see the astonishingly lifelike detail present on this functional sculpture. The iron hooks used for mounting are still on the reverse side. Perfect for display as an eyecatching wall sculpture or equally fascinating as the top mount nto an upholstered headboard.

# FZ174

DIMENSIONS

76.50" w x 6.00" d x 21.75" h

194.31cm w x 15.24cm d x 55.25cm h

$15,344.00

A sensational antique French Louis XVI period oak architectural overdoor carving circa 1790 with a pair of lion heads joined by laurel swags. This piece was removed from a chateau outside Lyon and was originally the overdoor carving to the main living room. Please notice the finely detailed carving which has an extraordinary three dimensional quality. The symmetry of the pair of lion masques framed by the laurel swags is very impressive especially because the laurel swags are carved as mirror images of each other.  By draping one swag to the left and one swag to the right the sculptor of this piece sought to mimic true life in simulating living boughs. Please be sure to enlarge the additional photographs to see the astonishingly lifelike detail present on this functional sculpture. The iron hooks used for mounting are still on the reverse side. Perfect for display as an eyecatching wall sculpture or equally fascinating as the top mount nto an upholstered headboard.