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Pair of Antique French Carved Oak Figures, France circa 1780

A pair of antique french Louis XV period facing figures holding aloft cornucopia carved of oak from France circa 1780. These figures represent the abundant bounty of nature as each "horn of plenty", known as a cornucopia, spill forth with flowers and fruits. Please enlarge the additional photographs to see the excellent level of carved detail that appear on each piece. Both figures are individuals with slight differences that give them character while the natural elements are different from one figure to the next. These pieces were almost certainly painted originally in order to show up in a dimly lighted interior. Over time they have reverted back to their original wooden surface with its appealing interplay of light and dark. The manner in which shadows play across the surface gives these intriguing carvings their contemporary desirability.

# EEJ394

DIMENSIONS

10.00" w x 3.50" d x 19.00" h

25.40cm w x 8.89cm d x 48.26cm h

$3,866.00

Pair of facing figures holding aloft cornucopia carved of oak from France c.1780. These figures represent the abundant bounty of nature as each "horn of plenty", known as a cornucopia, spill forth with flowers and fruits. Please enlarge the additional photographs to see the excellent level of carved detail that appear on each piece. Both figures are individuals with slight differences that give them character while the natural elements are different from one figure to the next. These pieces were almost certainly painted originally in order to show up in a dimly lighted interior. Over time they have reverted back to their original wooden surface with its appealing interplay of light and dark. the manner in which shadows play across the surface gives these intriguing carvings their contemporary desirability.