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Pair of Statuesque French 18th Century Hand Carved Limestone French Ball Finials

$7,200per set

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This pair of exceptional hand carved 18th century ball finials is certainly not perfect, but completely authentic and have great form and presence. With come remnants of old white paint that we believe mostly cover old repairs, they are extremely solid and will do fine in any climate left outside uncovered. The ball of one has been attached by means of a lead solder (probably over a pintel), while the other sits flat on the socle with an original lead collar. One sphere is not perfectly round, but a result of hand carving and we think these slight differences make them all the more interesting and authentic. Please note there are chips and nicks to both finials, as shown in the photos, but let us know if you need more pics to make a decision! In addition, each finial weighs ~ 400 lbs, perhaps a bit more. Please note there is a slight difference in dimensions, because they were hand carved. Measures: Left finial H 30 in, D 11.5 in, W 11.25 in Right finial H 29.75 in, D 12 in, W 12 in.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1780
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Noted in body of description and in photos. Email us if you need more photos or info about condition.
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FBF 10681stDibs: LU863415718821

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    Ships From: Woodbury, CT
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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