Pair of Carved Giltwood Sphinx Form in Neoclassical Caricature For Sale
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Pair of Carved Giltwood Sphinx Form in Neoclassical Caricature

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Probably Mdme. Pompadour and Mdme. DuBarry caricatures, popular motif in the 9th century. On coral colored marble bases, and probably of architectural origin. Usual aging issues with giltwood, bleeding of red basecoat, nicks, dings, age cracks and other small losses to the form and finish. Distressed finish but in a pretty way. Repairs and touchups. Measurements in this listing are approximate as each is hand carved and configured differently. The taller of the two is given. Overall sturdy.  

Details

  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 10.75 in. x W 12.25 in. x D 3.25 in.H 27.31 cm x W 31.12 cm x D 8.26 cm
  • Seller Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU928412543151
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Rope turned pattern with water and matte gilding. Nicks, chips and minor losses and subsequent touchups. Red bole bleeding through gilding in places. Not quite five feet.

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